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20th Century Fox TV partners with Amazon Prime Video for International Distribution 

Blake HowardComment
20th Century Fox TV partners with Amazon Prime Video for International Distribution 

Basking in the glow of Emmy-award winning series Amazon Prime Video has announced that it has signed a landmark international deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, to bring This Is Us and the forthcoming television adaptation of The Exorcist, to PrimeVideo.com. This deal gives Amazon Prime Video the exclusive streaming rights for both series across more than 200 countries and territories around the world. 

Brad Beale, Vice President of Worldwide Television Acquisition for Amazon remarked that “This Is Us is one of the best new TV series, beloved by viewers and acclaimed by critics. Prime Video members are going to love watching this Emmy award-winning show along with the thrilling horror series The Exorcist." 

This Is Us should be appearing on the service by the end of the month. 

 

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This is Us Series Synopsis: 

This Is Us – which scored 11 Emmy nominations and won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Sterling K. Brown's performance as Randall Pearson — chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. From the writer and directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love. comes a smart, modern show that will welcome you into a family you feel you’ve known for years. Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones also star. Dan Fogelman, Donald Todd, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak and Jess Rosenthalexecutive produce. This Is Us is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

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The Exorcist Series Synopsis:

More than four decades after the Academy Award®-nominated film, The Exorcist has returned as a TV series. The Exorcist is a propulsive, psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. Father Marcus (Ben Daniels) is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his mission — and he constantly butts heads with his adversary within the church, Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan). Caught in the middle of the two priests is the Rance family, who are members of Tomas’ parish. On the surface, they’re a normal, American family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The mother, Angela, (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis) begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the Rances’ only hope against an evil force that has been mobilising for centuries. Alan Ruck, Brianne Howeyand Hannah Kasulka also star. The Exorcist series was created by Jeremy Slater and executive produced by Slater, Emmy Award nominee Rolin Jones, Rupert Wyatt, Roy Lee, James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall.

BLAKE HOWARD IS A WRITER, A PODCASTER, AND THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & CO-FOUNDER OF AUSTRALIAN FILM BLOG GRAFFITI WITH PUNCTUATION . BLAKE IS A MEMBER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS ONLINE FILM CRITIC SOCIETY (AND A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING COMMITTEE), IS A CO-HOST OF GAGGLE OF GEEKS ON SYDNEY'S 2SER COMMUNITY RADIO, A COLUMNIST AT THE AUSTRALIAN ONLINE INSTITUTION DARK HORIZONS AND SWAYS THE TOMATO METER WITH ROTTEN TOMATOES APPROVED REVIEWS.