Amazon Studios dropped a teaser trailer for the upcoming dark comedy thriller ‘The Consultant,’ which is based on a satirical novel about working in an office setting. The show is a joint effort with Amazon and MGM Television with it set to stream the entire first season streaming to Prime Video.
“The sinister series brings a new meaning to ‘boss from hell,’” Amazon said in a press release. “Prime Video debuted the first-look teaser and episodic images for the highly anticipated, Christoph Waltz-led series, The Consultant. Prime Video announced that the series will premiere all eight episodes exclusively on February 24…”
They continued, “Based on Bentley Little’s 2015 novel of the same name, the characters and story in this thrilling new series unfold in new and unexpected ways. The Consultant is a twisted, comedic-thriller series that explores the sinister relationship between boss and employee.”
The show will star Christoph Waltz (No Time to Die) as Regus Patoff, Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) as Craig, Brittany O’Grady (Black Christmas) as Elaine, and Aimee Carrero (The Last Witch Hunter) as Patti.
You can watch the trailer below:
Amazon described the synopsis as follows, “When a new consultant, Regus Patoff (Christoph Waltz), is hired to improve the business at the App-based gaming company CompWare, employees experience new demands and challenges that put everything into question … including their lives.”
“Creator, showrunner, and executive producer Tony Basgallop is joined by executive producer and pilot director Matt Shakman, and executive producers Christoph Waltz, Steve Stark, and Andrew Mittman, alongside producer Kai Dolbashian,” Amazon added to their statement.
The television is based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Bentley Little. It was published by Cemetery Dance Publications which described it as “a biting workplace satire, with the horrific touches only Bentley Little could provide.”