The first teaser for Prime Video’s Jungle has arrived online – and based on what we’ve seen, it has the potential to be Amazon Studios’ next surprise hit.
In a press release, Amazon Studios also revealed the release date for the remarkably groundbreaking music TV series. The UK-produced Prime Video show will launch worldwide on Amazon’s streaming service on Friday, September 30 – four weeks after the arrival of another potentially massive Prime Video series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. . If both TV shows are the big hits that Amazon expects them to be, it could be a very productive September and October for the company’s streamer.
Check out Jungle’s 30-second teaser below:
JUNGLE. It will arrive on Prime Video on September 30th. #ThisIsNotJustAStory #jungleprimevideo pic.twitter.com/hk9u6gE523August 12, 2022
Understandably, there’s very little to sort out – from a plot point of view, anyway – in the teaser above. In a press release, however, Amazon Studios provided a brief overview of what the series will entail.
“Jungle follows the connected lives of various strangers, each facing their own struggle, seen through the prism of UK rap and drill music, and giving perspective on an often unseen world.” Often misunderstood, it’s a world where one law governs everything: only the strongest will survive. As the worlds of strangers begin to unravel around them, they realize that every action, no matter how small, has a consequence.”
That might not sound very creative – after all, there are plenty of other music dramas that have appeared on streaming platforms and traditional TV networks before.
However, during a Prime Video Presents UK event in May, got a sneak peek at Jungle’s aesthetic and vibe. Suffice it to say that the imaginative nature of its story structure, along with its surprisingly unusual cinematography, emotional and hard-hitting themes, and visual flair, got us excited about this one. With very few TV shows like Jungle around, we suspect this will make waves when it hits Prime Video later this year.
We’ve just gotten our first look at Jungle, a non-linear rap/grime musical drama hybrid series set in a neofuturistic London. And, without sounding hyperbolic, it looks and sounds like nothing we’ve seen before. Keep your eyes peeled for this one as it could be huge pic.twitter.com/9dRhJmoKvzMay 19, 2022
Jungle was created and produced by newcomers Junior Okoli and Chas Apppeti, the creative minds behind production company Nothing Lost. The series will also feature some of the most notable names in the UK rap and drill scene, including Big Narstie, Tinie Tempah, M24, Jaykae and many more.
Amazon has already had some big streaming wins in 2022, including season three of The Boys, Reacher, and The Terminal List. The corporation, then, hopes that other Prime Video original shows, including The Rings of Power and Jungle, as well as Prime Video films like My Policeman, starring Harry Styles, will help turn a great year into a sublime one.
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