Amazon Prime Instant Video’s newest original drama series Mad Dogs will premiere on the streaming service in the US, the UK, Germany and Austria on Friday January 22nd, TVWise has learned.
Based on the Sky1 series of the same name, Mad Dogs follows the twisted reunion of a group of underachieving forty-something friends who are all at different crossroads in their lives. Celebrating the early retirement of an old friend at his gorgeous Belize villa, grudges begin to emerge and secrets explode as their trip becomes a labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception and murder.
The dramedy, which was picked up to series back in February with a 10 episode order, stars Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club) as Cobi, Billy Zane (Twin Peaks) as Milo, Romany Malco (Weeds) as Gus, Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) as Lex and Ben Chaplin as Joel. The series is a co-production between Amazon Studios with Sony Pictures Television. The executive producers are Shawn Ryan, Cris Cole, Marney Hochman, Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie and Charles McDougall,
“Mad Dogs explores what happens when four school friends go on an exotic vacation that shockingly descends into a harrowing roller coaster that tests their mettle, their friendships and their very sense of identity,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “The show has a fantastic cast and is led by Shawn Ryan. We look forward to customers’ reactions.”
“I loved working on a comedic, albeit dark, story like Mad Dogs and know that the performances by Steve, Michael, Romany and Ben will resonate with all who have had longtime friendships that evolve and change as the years go on”, added The Shield and The Unit executive producer Shawn Ryan, who serves as executive producer and showrunner on Mad Dogs.