Latest in Entertainment

Image credit:

Amazon's first original UK drama will be set in post-war Paris

'The Collection' will offer a window into the 'seemingly glamourous world of Parisian haute couture'
Matt Brian, @m4tt
11.30.15
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

2016 is shaping up to be a good year for Amazon Prime subscribers after the company confirmed a second original UK series will be heading to its video streaming service. Joining Jeremy Clarkson and co. next year will be The Collection, a drama that chronicles the story of two brothers who work for a prominent Paris fashion house just after the end of World War II. Its producers, Lookout Point, co-produced Ripper Street, a series Amazon picked up in 2014 after it was axed by the BBC.

The Collection is Amazon's first original UK scripted drama and will likely go up against Netflix's The Crown, a drama series that explores The Queen's relationships with some of Britain's most infamous Prime Ministers. Wherever your interest lies, it's clear to see that Amazon and Netflix are pumping more money into UK dramas in order to cater for customers outside of the US. Given the success of Downton Abbey, Sherlock and Dr Who overseas, British production companies will also be keen to leverage the exposure that global streaming services like Amazon and Netflix can provide.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

View
Watch and listen to THX's new Deep Note trailer with spatial 3D audio

Watch and listen to THX's new Deep Note trailer with spatial 3D audio

View
Facebook loses Oculus executive who led its mobile VR efforts

Facebook loses Oculus executive who led its mobile VR efforts

View
YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September

YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September

View
Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr