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'Solos,' starring Anthony Mackie, Constance Wu, coming to Amazon in May

Anthony Mackie stars in the new Amazon Prime Video series Solos. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI
Anthony Mackie stars in the new Amazon Prime Video series "Solos." File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

April 19 (UPI) -- Solos, a new series starring Anthony Mackie and Constance Wu, is coming to Amazon Prime Video in May.

Amazon shared a premiere date, May 21, and teaser videos for the anthology series Monday.

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Solos is created by David Weil (Hunters) and features Mackie, Wu, Anne Hathaway, Uzo Aduba, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Beharie, Helen Mirren and Dan Stevens. The seven-part series explores the deeper meaning of human connection through individual stories.

"Solos arrives May 21 with a message: We are never truly alone. Every episode features an inspiring performance from one actor and reminds us that even in our most isolated moments, we are all connected," Amazon tweeted.



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Episode 2 follows Mackie's Tom, a man without much time left to live. The character buys a controversial new product that promises his family won't be left alone when he dies.

Episode 5 follows Wu's character, Jenny, a woman who has been in a waiting room for ages. Jenny begins to realize that her situation may be a retribution for something she did in the past.

Weil will executive produce the show with Sam Taylor-Johnson and Laura Lancaster. Weil will make his directorial debut with the show.

"I am beyond thrilled to be bringing Solos to life alongside this group of artists who I so deeply admire. I created this piece with a desire to capture stories about connection, hope and the search for that common hum of humanity that binds us all," Weil said in a statement.

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Mackie also stars on the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Wu is known for the film Crazy Rich Asians and for playing Jessica Huang on Fresh Off the Boat.

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