Season renewals, sequels and new series coming to Amazon Prime Video

The streaming giant has unveiled a slate of upcoming shows that includes new action series, comedy films, season renewals and sequels. The thriller “Cross,” starring Aldis Hodge and based on the characters from James Patterson’s best-selling Alex Cross book series, was renewed for a second season ahead of its debut later this year.

Mike Hopkins, senior vice president and head of Prime Video and Amazon MGM Studios

Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage will star in “Noir,” a new live-action original series from the producers of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Expect to see a heist drama titled “The Pickup” which stars Eddie Murphy and Keke Palmer. There’s also an action-comedy film starring John Cena, Awkwafina, and Simu Liu. Directed by Paul Feig, it’s called “The Jackpot” and premieres August 15th. 

Keke Palmer attends as Amazon debuts Inaugural Upfront Presentation

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham will star as best friends in an untitled action-drama comedy about a female assassin which starts production in the fall. 

John Cena and Akwafina inThe Jackpot

Expect a “Roadhouse” sequel with Jake Gyllenhaal returning for a second round as ex-UFC fighter Dalton in a sequel that the studio is developing. The Amazon MGM Studios’ original film “Road House,” has been watched by nearly 80 million viewers since its premiere March 21 on Prime Video.

Keke Palmer

The series “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”, from co-creators and executive producers Donald Glover and Francesca Sloane, has been picked for a second season. The eight-episode series debuted on February 2 and quickly became a top series on Prime Video in more than 130 countries.

Mike Hopkins, Alan Ritchson, Laura Lancaster, Jennifer Salke, and Aldis Hodge

“No other streaming service can reach the number of customers with premium entertainment that we can,” said Mike Hopkins, senior vice president and head of Prime Video and Amazon MGM Studios. “And our audience is not just a number on a page. They’re highly engaged viewers who are passionate about the deep and broad selection of programming we deliver including live sports, series, and films.”

By Samantha Ofole-Prince / Photos by Craig Barritt and Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Amazon

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