By Dave B.
"Premieres" will feature official trailers and synopses from what I feel looks like the most interesting (or the only, in some cases) original programming coming out in the subsequent week on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and elsewhere. In no way to these previews represent recommendations or reviews. My intent is to post this segment each Thursday or Friday, but we'll see. Enjoy!
Brene Brown: The Call to Courage - Netflix, April 19
"With one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, research professor and best-selling author Dr. Brené Brown challenges you to show up, step into the arena and answer the call to courage."
Ramy: Season One - Hulu, April 19
"Ramy Hassan is a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. ‘Ramy’ will bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences."
Bosch: Season Five - Amazon Prime, April 19
"Hollywood homicide Detective Harry Bosch never backs down when it comes to seeking justice. Based on the mega-bestselling novels by Michael Connelly, Bosch’s beat is the dirty underbelly of Los Angeles. Shaped by his own traumatic history, he works relentlessly to expose dangerous criminals, no matter how lowly or well-connected.
Fifteen months after bringing his mother’s killer to justice, Bosch finds himself seeking the truth on two fronts. New evidence in an old case leaves everyone wondering whether Bosch planted evidence to convict the wrong guy. And a murder at a Hollywood pharmacy exposes a sophisticated opioid pill mill, sending Bosch down a dark and perilous path in pursuit of the killers."
Hail Satan? - Amazon Prime, April 19
"Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, ‘Hail Satan?’ is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (‘Nuts!,’ ‘Our Nixon’). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, ‘Hail Satan?’ offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world."
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