Prime Video UK announced it has invested more than £1 billion ($1.25 billion in U.S. dollars) in TV, movies and live sports since 2018. At its UK showcase, Prime Video Presents, Prime Video UK Head Chris Bird was joined by Amazon Studios’ Georgia Brown and Dab Grabiner at an event to reveal a slate of new UK original programming and major casting news for Prime Video.
“We’ve spent a long time building a service that offers customers a variety of ways to access the TV shows and movies they love–either included as part of their subscription, as an add-on channel or being able to rent or buy at a low price. We have invested more than £1 billion on TV series, movies, and live sport since 2018,” said Bird. “But it’s just as important that we’re investing in the UK’s world-leading production and creative industries, with a growing number of UK Originals; through a £10 million commitment to training and skills schemes; and by taking a long-term lease at Shepperton Studios.”
Prime Video’s investment in UK programming includes the scripted series, Fifteen-Love, an exploration of the dangerous lines where personal and professional relationships collide, set amid the glamorous cut-and-thrust world of elite tennis, and the true crime series The Disappearance of Patricia Hall, the chilling, real-life story of the disappearance of Patricia Hall from a small town in Yorkshire and the subsequent investigation in which her husband, Keith Hall, appeared to admit to her murder, before questions were raised about the reliability of his “confession.”
Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya (Jesus and The Black Messiah) will narrate the highly anticipated All or Nothing: Arsenal docuseries; and Sam Mendes is to appear in a documentary about England cricket captain Ben Stokes.
Prime Video also announced the creation of a new fund designed to support British women’s tennis. The streamer will work with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to help girls and young women overcome barriers to play the sport.