#September2019

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series casts ‘Bandersnatch’ star Will Poulter as lead. Sure, okay, I have no opinion on this.

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings has cast Will Poulter as the lead. It is a series that I will absolutely not be watching. That said? The dude is a good actor.

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Amazon says its facial recognition systems can now detect fear. What a fantastic development for the police state!

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Amazon’s facial recognition systems can now detect fear! Hey! Wee! I can’t possibly imagine this shit being used for ill. I mean, right? *Infinitely sarcastic wink*

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Amazon announces their Prime Air drone could start 30-minute deliveries within months. Welcome to the ‘Black Mirror’ apocalypse!

If civilization is ending, which it seems it is these days, at least it’s going out as an episode of Black Mirror. Corporations not just ruining the seas, but also filling the air.

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The Russo Brothers sign with Amazon to develop some ambitious ‘global television franchise’ whatever the fuck that means

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What we know: The Russo Brothers’ next project will be for Amazon, and it’s going to be a “global television franchise” apparently. What that means: who the fuck knows. But, it’s the Russo Brothers. They’ve been glossing my asshole (that’s a good thing, I promise) for more than a half-decade. So I’m fucking sold.

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‘The Expanse’ is going to be resurrected by Amazon. Bless the Sci-Fi Gods!

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The Expanse, a show far too good for most viewers, and the fucking channel Syfy, was killed. Now, this glorious show is (probably) being given a new chance on Amazon. Here’s hoping it’s treated better its second time around.

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Amazon is adapting William Gibson’s novel ‘The Peripheral’ into a TV series so I should probably read it

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Of course, of course Amazon is developing the only Willam Gibson novel I haven’t read into a TV series. But, maybe that’s a good thing for me. Maybe I should pass on reading this one, just this one, and take the adaptation as its own entity.

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That ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series for Amazon is going to be a prequel. ‘Cause why not the teats must be milked

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Hey! How do the powers that be at Amazon compensate for pretty much all of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit having been beaten into paste, snorted, puked up, and snorted again? ‘Cause, you know, they’ve got a TV series coming? Prequel, baby! Ah yes, that insipid fucking narrative technique.

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Amazon is developing a TV show based off of ‘Snow Crash’, making it the 500th attempt to adapt it

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Snow Crash is one of my favorite books of all time, and it’s also a good friend of Development Hell. The latest group attempting to push it into the cinematic world is Amazon, who is developing a TV based off of it. Oh! The company is also developing TV shows based off of the comic Lazarus (love it), and the Ringworld series (I should be reading it).

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Julia Roberts starring in Amazon series from ‘Mr. Robot’ creator based on a fictional podcast wtf is going on

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Lotta, lotta fucking information to drink in, in that nightmare headline above. First: Julia Roberts is going to be starring in an Amazon series. Second: it’s being helmed by Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot. Third: the show will be based off of Homecoming, a fictional podcast.

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Amazon has ordered ‘Hanna’ adaptation straight to series

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I had no idea that there was a Hanna TV series adaptation in the works. From the movie’s original writer, no less! But there was, there is, and it’s gone straight to series.

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