In our previous list, we looked at five upcoming Netflix original series we are most excited about.
Now, we look at another streaming giant in Amazon Prime and their 2021 programming to short-list five original series that can give Netflix a run for its money.
Perhaps the most highly-anticipated upcoming series of 2021, Invincible is an animated superhero series based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead graphic novels.
The series tells the coming-of-age story of a teenage superhero trying to fill the boots of his father, the most powerful superhero on the planet.
The star-studded voice cast includes Steven Yeun, J. K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Mark Hamill, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Lauren Cohan, Michael Cudlitz, Ross Marquand, Mahershala Ali, Zazie Beetz, Andrew Rannells, Ezra Miller, Jonathan Groff, Jon Hamm, and Djimon Hounsou, among others.
Another highly-anticipated series is this sequel/spin-off of the Australian family drama series Packed to the Rafters, Back to the Rafters.
The series will pick up six years after the events of its predecessor and will focus on the Rafters family drama with new challenges.
The original cast has been confirmed to reprise their previous roles. Among those announced are Rebecca Gibney, Erik Thomson, Hugh Sheridan, Angus McLaren, Georgina Haig, Willow Speers, Michael Caton, George Houvardas, and Libby Tanner.
From realistic family drama to the not-likely-to-happen, our next entry finds us in Mexico in a post-apocalyptic horror series Narcos vs Zombies.
The first season will consist of eight episodes, all filmed and produced in Mexico, and stars Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Nery Arredondo, Fátima Molina, Horacio García Rojas, and Adria Morales.
Tell Me Your Secrets is an upcoming psychological thriller series that was previously announced for TNT before being acquired by Amazon.
The 10-part thriller will revolve around three strangers with complex pasts who are connected via their muddled pasts.
The series will be led by Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman, Hamish Linklater, and Enrique Murciano, along with performances by Ashley Madekwe, Elliot Fletcher, and Xavier Samuel, among others.
The Underground Railroad is based on Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2016 novel of the same name.
The series will be adapted into a limited series by Barry Jenkins, the Academy Award-winning director of Moonlight, and is set to release sometime in 2021.
Among those announced are Thuso Mbedu, Joel Edgerton, Chase W. Dillon, and Aaron Pierre, rounding out the main cast.
Other names announced are Justice Leak, Damon Herriman, William Jackson Harper, Amber Gray, Lily Rabe, Lucius Baston, and Fred Hechinger, among others.