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There’s a new coming-of-age drama series to binge this Memorial Day weekend, and anytime after that. Amazon’s “Panic” arrived on Prime Video on Friday complete with some of the thrilling twists and turns that you’d expect from a binge-worthy show.
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“Panic” takes place in the small Texas town where every summer the graduating seniors compete in a series of winner-take-all challenges that could help them break free of their circumstances. But the rules are different this year — the money prize is larger, making the game even more dangerous as players will be faced with their deepest, darkest fears, forcing them to decide exactly what they’re willing to do just to win. The hour-long series stars Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Jessica Sula, Camron Jones, Ray Nicholson, and Enrique Murciano.
The show was created and written by Lauren Oliver, and is based off of her popular novels. Oliver is an executive producer on “Panic” alongside Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Adam Schroeder. The series is co-executive produced by Lynley Bird and Alyssa Altman, and the list of directors helming the episodes include, Ry Russo-Young, Jamie Travis, Viet Nguyen, Megan Griffiths, and Gandja Monteiro.
“Panic” is one of several Amazon Originals that include “Invincible,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Carnival Row,” “Fleabag,” “The Underground Railroad,” and upcoming shows like the “Lord of the Rings” prequel series. Prime Video has original movies as well, such as the action thriller “Without Remorse,” and upcoming release: “The Tomorrow War,” “Everybody’s Talking About Jamies,” and “Cinderella.” But it’s not just original content that makes Amazon Prime so great. The platform boasts a massive digital library with tens of thousands of your favorite shows and movies. Additionally, Prime Video’s mega-collection of content is perfect for tracking down those hard to find episodes and films that may not be readily available on HBO Max, Paramount+, Hulu, Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix, and other streaming platforms.
Amazon Prime is also a great option for binge watchers who have multiple streaming subscriptions. Prime Members can simply sign into platforms such as HBO Max and Hulu directly from Prime Video and stream everything from one destination.