Hulu and Amazon this week plan to add nine new TV shows and movies to their streaming lineups, including two original programs from Amazon
The new title list will include season one of Picnic at Hanging Rock (pictured above), an Amazon original drama about the disappearance of three children and a teacher in 1900. Natalie Dormer, who starred in Game of Thrones, will play an English schoolmaster whose revered institution is turned upside down after an investigation into the mystery.
RottenTomatoes.com, which tracks critic reviews, gives the show a score of 86 out of a possible 100. Six of seven critics surveyed by the site said they liked the show.
“The magic of Picnic at Hanging Rock lies in the not knowing, a sort of withheld resolution that nudged other open-ended stories, such as Twin Peaks, from works of art to genuine masterpieces,” writes Michael Idato of the Sydney Morning Herald.
Also notable this week: Season two of Dino Dana, an Amazon original series about a group of children who explore for dinosaurs.
Here is the complete list of new titles coming this week to Amazon and Hulu:
Monday, May 21
American Folk (2017) – Hulu
Neat (2017) – Hulu
Tuesday, May 22
Dino Dana (Amazon original series)
Wednesday, May 23
Half Magic (2018) – Hulu
Beast of Burden (2018) — Amazon
Thursday, May 24
Curvature (2017) – Hulu
Friday, May 25
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Amazon original)
Hollywood Game Night: Red Nose Day Special (NBC) – Hulu
Mad to be Normal (2017) – Hulu
— Phillip Swann