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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
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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.

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