Hour-long dramatic dark comedy, based on the hit UK series, stars Steve Zahn, Michael Imperioli, Billy Zane, Romany Malco and Ben Chaplin
SEATTLE, 2015-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced its brand-new original dramatic series, Mad Dogs, a co-production with Sony Pictures Television, is scheduled to premiere on Friday, January 22 on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germanyand Austria. Executive Produced by Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Cris Cole (The Good Times Are Killing Me), Marney Hochman (Last Resort), Andy Harries (Strikeback), Suzanne Mackie (Kinky Boots), and Charles McDougall (The Good Wife), Cole created the show based on his hit UK series of the same name. Mad Dogs follows the reunion of a group of longtime, forty-something friends—a mixture of single, married and recently divorced, all seemingly at crossroads in their lives. The series stars Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club) as Cobi, Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) as Lex, Billy Zane (Titanic) as Milo, Romany Malco (Weeds) as Gus, and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line) as Joel.
In the first episode, Cobi, Lex, Gus and Joel gather to celebrate the early retirement of an old friend played by Billy Zane (Titanic) at his gorgeous Belizean villa. But, their camaraderie doesn’t last long as old grudges resurface, secrets explode, and their trip to paradise quickly becomes a labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception and murder. The series is a tale of friendship put to the ultimate test. Completely out of their element, the guys quickly realize that the only way they can survive this adventure will be by having to trust one another, probably the last people in the world they should.
“Mad Dogs explores what happens when four college friends go on an exotic vacation that shockingly descends into a harrowing roller coaster that tests their mettle, their friendships and their very sense of identity,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “The show has a fantastic cast and is led by Shawn Ryan. We look forward to customers’ reactions.”
“I loved working on a comedic, albeit dark, story like Mad Dogs and know that the performances by Steve, Michael, Romany and Ben will resonate with all who have had longtime friendships that evolve and change as the years go on,” says Executive Producer Shawn Ryan.
Prime members can now watch the first episode of Mad Dogs at http://amzn.to/1PQVC2n–and beginning January 22, they can stream all 10 episodes at no additional cost to their Prime membership with the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices, mobile devices, or online. Prime members can also download the series for offline viewing on iOS, Android and Fire devices at no additional cost. In addition to SD and HD, the series is also available in 4K Ultra HD on Amazon Fire TV and compatible smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Sony. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free 30-day trial at amazon.com/prime.
Mad Dogs also stars Phil Davis as Lawrence, Maria Botto (Soldiers of Salamia) as Sophia, Adria Tennor (The Artist) as Abby and Allison Tolman (Fargo) as Rochelle. Luillo Ruiz (Welcome to the Jungle) and Ken Topolsky (Dallas) serve as Producer, and Danielle Weinstock(Legends) served as Line Producer for the pilot. Mad Dogs is directed by Uta Briesewitz (Hung), John David Coles (House of Cards), Randall Einhorn (Wilfred), Guy Ferland (Sons of Anarchy), Alex Graves (Proof), Ted Griffin (Terriers), Clark Johnson (Homeland), Charles McDougall(The Office), Mark Piznarski (Gossip Girl), and Craig Zisk (Parks and Recreation).
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