New on Amazon Prime Video this week: ‘Captain Miller’ ‘The Silent Service’ ‘Wolf Like Me: Season 2’ and more


This week, Amazon Prime Video embeds an engaging array of entertainment, ranging from the depths of the ocean in Japan’s inaugural nuclear submarine to the historic escapades in the pre-Independence era of India. The lineup is studded with originals, each ready to pull viewers into worlds both thrilling and comical.

First to make a splash on February 8 is “The Silent Service,” set within the confines of Japan’s first nuclear submarine. This tense drama orbits around Captain Kaieda Shiro, whose unpredictable actions are driven by his vision of an ideal world. Directed by Kohei Yoshino, the series is an adaptation of the celebrated manga by Kaiji Kawaguchi and Hikaru Takai, and has Takao Osawa, Rick Amsbury, and Massimo Biondi bringing the high-stakes story to life.

Turning the clock back and augmenting the catalog on February 9 is “Captain Miller.” This action-adventure period drama illustrates the British hunt for Miller, played by Dhanush – a soldier turned rebel in the pre-Independence backdrop of India. Directed by Arun Matheswaran and enriched with G V Prakash’s musical scores, the film revolves around Miller’s pivotal decision: persist in his flight or confront the formidable challenges that lie ahead. In an exclusive interview, Matheswaran delves into why Dhanush is ‘not a regular superstar,’ offering insights into the project and its magnetic lead.

Also on February 9, “Upgraded” takes a lighter track. Following the ambitious intern Ana, as she navigates the challenges of the art world, this romantic comedy presents her unexpected first-class upgrade on a work trip where she crosses paths with Will, a charming enigma. With direction by Carlson Young and a strong cast featuring Camila Mendes, Archie Renaux, and Marisa Tomei, “Upgraded” promises to deliver a blend of humor and heart.

The same day initiates a comical jaunt with “The Underdoggs,” directed by Charles Stone III. With stars like Snoop Dogg, Tika Sumpter, and Mike Epps, the story chronicles former pro football star Jaycen “Two Js” Jennings, who finds himself sentenced to community service coaching a disorderly pee-wee team. This seemingly comedic premise has undertones of redemption, as Jennings may rediscover his love for the game and perhaps steer his life in a new, positive direction.

Moving onto family and relationships, “Wolf Like Me (Season 2)” continues on February 9. The hit Australian comedy-drama series stars Mary and Gary as they grapple with the immediate realities of impending parenthood. Season two amps up the stakes and exploration, as the couple comes to terms with their ‘unusual’ pregnancy. Predominant among their concerns is whether their future child will be human or have lupine traits, and the extreme lengths to which they must go to shield these peculiarities from their family.

Each title—distinct in its theme and narrative—aims to resonate with diverse audiences, providing a varied mix of genres and storytelling that ensures something for everyone to enjoy. From the introspective and serious to the light-hearted and whimsical, Amazon Prime Video remains poised to be a premier destination for streaming diverse and compelling tales from around the globe.

Hindi, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam cinema fans are in for a treat as this week’s releases promise a rich blend of cultural narratives, cinematic craftsmanship, and riveting performances.

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