Just in time for some shelter-in-place relief, Simon Stålenhag’s TALES FROM THE LOOP is available right now on Amazon Prime Video! Based on Simon Stålenhag’s book of the same name and its follow-up THINGS FROM THE FLOOD, the show has moved locales, but has the same stark, pastoral, small town meets sci-fi feel of the source material. Simon wanted the show to be personal to the showrunner (Nathaniel Halpern) in the way the books are personal to him. Speaking of, you can get a SIGNED copy if you’re one of the first 200 to order the new printing from Skybound Books (shipping later this month)! CLICK HERE!
Here’s a really great look at how the show was made:
And check out these awesome reviews:
“Memory, loss, regret, loneliness, even unrepentant horniness—Tales from the Loop skews less Black Mirror than it does the best episodes of Twilight Zone, where the genre setting merely kickstarts a more evocative piece of naturalist drama. …Tales from the Loop is that rare sci-fi show: one that trusts us to breathe in deep the oddities of its world, accept that we aren’t going to know everything, and climb aboard anyways. …If the rest of the episodes are as touching, moving, and casually engaging as what I’ve seen from The Loop, Amazon already has one of the year’s sharpest pieces of sci-fi.”
“…Tales From The Loop nevertheless retains that characteristic spark of child-like wonder and melancholy that made Stålenhag’s work so unforgettable to begin with. …It’s an uncommonly rich series, one with a tremendous amount of heart, and one that, if you’re willing to accept it, might even touch your own.”
“The series has some of the trappings of prestige television. …The series is mesmerizing in its consideration of universal human experiences, and often deeply emotional because of it. …Tales From the Loop is a unique series that peels back the layers of its compelling characters to make sometimes profound, sometimes mundane observations about people. That makes it hard to quickly sum up the series in words, but makes the experience of watching it rich and rewarding.”
“A gentle slow-burner ideal for our alternative pandemic universe, the eight-episode Amazon Studios series… [is] a moving, determinedly solemn adaptation…”