Last modified: May 12, 2021 5:42 AM
Solos (c) Amazon Prime Video
On May 21 (but only on June 21 in this country), the new anthology series Solos, which has one of the most top-class casts of the series year, will start on Amazon Prime Video: Anne Hathaway (“The devil wears Prada“, “Suddenly princess“), Helen Mirren (“The Queen“) and Morgan Freeman (“The convicted“, “seven“). And these are just the actors who have an Oscar in their pocket. Now a first long trailer for the seven-parter has been released.
Freeman’s character says in the preview video: “We all feel lonely in our own way. In the feeling of loneliness lies our commonality.” Solos explores according to the official series description “the strange, beautiful, heartbreaking, hilarious and wondrous truths about being human” and wants to get out of “Perspective of different characters“.
Also in the ensemble alongside Hathaway, Mirren and Freeman: Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow), Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Dan Stevens (Legion) and Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat).
Behind the format is David Weil, who most recently created the Nazi hunter series Hunters (2020) for Amazon. In the first three episodes of Solos, the showrunner makes his directorial debut. Sam Taylor-Johnson and Scrubs star Zach Braff also stage some episodes. In addition to Weil, Laura Lancaster with Pixie Wespiser is set as producer.
Because in the statement about the series: “I’m overjoyed to bring ‘Solos’ to life together with this group of artists I admire so much. I created this work with the desire to capture stories of connections, hope and the search for the common hum of humanity that unites us all. I am very grateful to Jennifer Salke (head of Amazon Studios) and my incredible partners at Amazon for their tireless support and collaboration on this particular project.“
The main characters are Peg, Stuart, Leah, Sasha, Jenny, Nera, Otto and Tom. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as I said, you don’t get to know their stories until mid-June, a month later than in the USA. The delay is probably related to the missing synchronization…