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The Best Things Coming to Amazon Prime in September

A tall stack of fan-fave fantasy and superhero series, plus sports docs and biopics just right for fall football season

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Rosamund Pike stars in "The Wheel of Time."
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Throw some shrimp on the barbie and crack open a Foster’s lager for a reboot of the Aussie soap Neighbours, which launched the careers of some very big stars (such as Russell Crowe and Margot Robbie) and now returns with new episodes on Amazon’s ad-supported Freevee service. Prime Video, meanwhile, hosts the return of the epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time, as well as the first televised Victoria’s Secret fashion show in five years. Sports fans will cheer new series about top NBA draft picks, as well as Jason Kelce, captain of the Philadelphia Eagles, while others will flip for true-life stories like one about the son of a Mexican migrant farm worker who becomes a NASA astronaut. Are you ready for liftoff?

Coming Sept. 1

God. Family. Football., Season 1

The Evangel Christian Academy dominated Louisiana high school football for decades until 2020 — when they didn’t win a single game. This docuseries, streaming on Prime’s ad-supported Freevee service, follows the efforts of Pastor Denny Duron, who created the school’s football team and returned as head coach, to restore order both on and off the field.

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The Wheel of Time, Season 2 (Amazon Original)

Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, may have defeated the Dark One at the end of the first season of this series based on Robert Jordan’s 14-book fantasy epic — but evil has not completely disappeared from the realm. In the new season, based (mostly) on the second book in Jordan’s saga, the youth of Two Rivers find themselves scattered while facing threats both ancient and new.

Coming Sept. 5

One Shot: Overtime Elite

Hoops fans will want to tune in for this six-part docuseries that follows NBA wannabes who compete in the eight-team Overtime Elite (OTE) league in hopes of graduating to the majors. The show’s standouts are Amen and Ausar Thompson, twins who led the City Reapers to the OTE championship this past winter — and then were the number four and number five picks at this past spring’s NBA draft (Amen for the Houston Rockets and Ausar for the Detroit Pistons).

Coming Sept. 8

Sitting in Bars With Cake (Amazon Original)

It may sound like a boozier, more pastry-forward version of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. But this dramedy stars two 20-something BFFs (Yara Shahidi [Grown-ish] and Odessa A’zion [Grand Army]) during a momentous year in which one battles cancer while the other overcomes terminal shyness by bringing self-baked cakes to bars. Plus, Bette Midler, 77, looks like a hoot as their hip Hollywood agent boss.

Coming Sept. 12


Are you ready for some football? Just one day before the return of Thursday Night Football, Prime kicks off its gridiron content with a feature-length documentary about Philadelphia Eagles captain Jason Kelce. Film crews followed the All-Pro center through his 12th season in the NFL, right through Super Bowl LVII, in which the Eagles lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, a squad that included Kelce’s younger brother, Travis.



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Coming Sept. 15

A Million Miles Away

Michael Peña (47) stars in this heartwarming true-life story about José Hernández, the California-born son of Mexican migrant farmworkers who trained as an engineer and struggled for years to pursue his lifelong ambition: to become a NASA astronaut. As one character tells José: “Tenacity is a superpower.” Who needs Marvel when heroes walk among us (or orbit just above us)?

Coming Sept. 18

Neighbours: A New Chapter

For three decades, Australians thrilled to the sudsy drama in the Ramsay Street cul-de-sac of suburban Melbourne, in a soap that launched the careers of megastars like Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe and Kylie Minogue. Now Prime’s ad-supported Freevee is reviving the series (canceled in 2022) and streaming four new episodes each week. To further tempt fans to give streaming soaps a go, one of the show’s most successful alums, Guy Pearce, 55, is booked as one of many guest stars.

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Coming Sept. 22

Cassandro (Amazon Original)

Gael García Bernal stars in this true-life story about an openly gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, Texas, who rose to stardom in the ultra-macho world of Mexico’s lucha libre pro-wrestling scene, all while defying the tradition that flamboyant “exoticos” are always supposed to lose in the ring.



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Hush Hush, Season 1 (Amazon Original)

Remember that HBO series Big Little Lies, in which well-heeled California wives Reese Witherspoon (now 47), Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern (both now 56) banded together after a shooting death to keep the whole case under wraps? Well, this looks like an Indian version of that story, set in the posh Gurgaon district outside New Delhi — down to the inclusion of a female lead detective on the police investigation.

Coming Sept. 26

Victoria’s Secret World Tour

Five years after lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret staged its final fashion show, the brand returns with a new runway extravaganza that will boast new music performed by Grammy-winning singer Doja Cat.

Coming Sept. 29

Gen V, Season 1 (Amazon Original)

In 2019, Prime scored a homegrown hit with The Boys, a hard-R-rated update of the superhero genre in which a band of underdogs tries to take down a corrupt corporation that has monetized and exploited an elite superhero squad known as the Seven. This spin-off series follows students at a university for aspiring superheroes run by the ethically dicey Vought International conglomerate that also oversees the Seven.

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