If you know ComicUI, you know we often indulge in Marvel information, especially when it comes to their recent Cinematic Universe. We’ve even provided the complete History of their Marvel Studios recently. However, we’ve come across a bit of information that is pretty awesome to our interests and hope it means good news for you as well.
As of May 21, 2014, several complete HBO specific series and some current ones, will be headed to Amazon Prime. The first HBO content will include every episode of several completed HBO series, including The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome, Six Feet Under, Eastbound & Down, Enlightened, and Flight of the Conchords. Several HBO miniseries like Angels in America, Band of Brothers, John Adams, The Pacific and Parade’s End will be appearing on the service as well.
Not to fret, HBO’s press release notes that seasons of shows like Girls, The Newsroom and Veep will become available approximately three years after airing on HBO. True Blood, Treme, and Boardwalk Empire, having been on the air for several years, are among shows that will have their earliest seasons available beginning May 21st.
We’re sad to report that several fan favorites will not make the cut, including the ever popular Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, True Detective, plusLuck, Carnivàle, Bored to Death, Hung, John from Cincinnati and How to Make it in America.
To lessen the blow, HBO will be releasing original movies (Game Change, Too Big To Fail, You Don’t Know Jack) and some documentaries including the Autopsy and Iceman series, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib and When the Levees Broke.
My favorite part are the HBO comedy specials will now be available on the service, from comedians Lewis Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis CK and Bill Maher.
If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, is this enough to sway you to the service or are you holding out for Netflix to bring the original content from Disney/Marvel and the new season of Orange is the New Black? As a subscriber of both services, I feel this may satisfy my binge watching pleasures for the time being.
*Current favorite series have been bolded to signify our love.