With shows like “Coming 2 America,” “The Boys,” “Borat 2,” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon Prime has established itself as a subscription site with a diverse range of content. “Solos,” a highbrow anthology series that confidently wonders, “What do you think ‘Solos’ is about?” is their next major project set for release.
“Solos” is the brainchild of David Weil, author of Amazon’s “Hunters” and writer for “The Twilight Zone’s” new iteration. The first trailer for the film, which debuted on YouTube on May 10, did just what it was intended to do: it piqued interest in the upcoming series while showcasing its star-studded cast.
Its seven-episode run includes scripts from Weil and Stacy Osei-Kuffour of “Watchmen,” with individual stories directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (“Nowhere Boy”) and Zach Braff (“Ted Lasso” and, if you choose, “Garden State”). Let’s take a look at what we know so far about “Solos” and what to expect when it arrives on Prime Video later this month.
Solos Season 1 -What Is The Release Date
It goes without saying that in the last year and a half, the bulk of new productions have been placed through the wringer, with release date delays being the norm rather than the anomaly. At this moment, “Black Widow” may or may not exist, and Daniel Craig’s career is trapped in limbo, somewhere between retirement from the “Bond” series and becoming the world’s everlasting 007 as we wait for “No Time To Die” to arrive.
However, Variety reports that “Solos” was shot from October to November 2020, indicating that the film was born out of the pandemic show business’ current standard, rather than in spite of it. The series is on schedule to premiere on May 21, 2021, as previously announced.
Much better, all seven episodes of “Solos” will be available on Prime Video at the same time, allowing subscribers to enjoy a complete Friday evening of high-concept binge-watching.
Solos Season 1 – Cast Details
Many information about the series will remain hazy before it airs, but there is one part of “Solos” about which we can honestly report: The cast is packed to the gills.
Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and Anne Hathaway, all Academy Award winners, take the lead, with two of them having worked with Batman. Uzo Aduba, the Emmy-nominated star of “Orange is the New Black,” “Mrs. America,” and, most importantly, a guest appearance in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” also stars in one of the episodes.
Anthony Mackie, the MCU’s newest Captain America, plays two parts, with the trailer for “Solos” not crediting him as “Anthony Mackie and Anthony Mackie,” showing decorum, restraint, and a general lack of “Austin Powers in Goldmember” capacity.
Nicole Beharie, “Sleepy Hollow” star? Just now. “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens and FX’s underappreciated “Legion?” The hearings are very much a part of the proceedings. Constance Wu is a Golden Globe and SAG Award recipient. You can guarantee she’ll be a part of it. It’s the kind of cast that will turn any director green, and it’ll be exciting to see what this star-studded group will do with the content.
Solos Season 1 – Plot Details And What It Will Be It About
This is when things start to get complicated.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Solos” author David Weil describes his series as a compilation of “stories about attachment, hope, and the quest for the universal hum of humanity that connects us all.” The show “explores the weird, wonderful, heart-breaking, funny, wondrous realities of what it means to be human” and “illuminates that even at our most lonely moments we are still bound by the human experience,” according to Amazon’s synopsis.
The trailer for the anthology doesn’t reveal anything either. Helen Mirren appears to be in a spacecraft, Anthony Mackie appears to be talking to himself, Morgan Freeman relaxes on his beach couch, and Anne Hathaway seems to be bummed in the midst of a light bulb set. Unfortunately for spoiler fans, we’ll have to wait until the series premieres on Amazon Prime to see if all of these vignettes go together.