Prime Video today debuted the first-look teaser and episodic images for the Christoph Waltz-led series, The Consultant. You can view the teaser and all the photos by scrolling down.
Prime Video announced that the series will premiere all eight episodes exclusively on February 24 in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
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.
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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.
Also executive producing are Christoph Waltz, Steve Stark, and Andrew Mittman. The producer is Kai Dolbashian. The Consultant is from MGM Television and Amazon Studios.
The book by Bentley Little is officially described as follows: “CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: They hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices.
“But there’s something strange about the firm they hire – more specifically, the quirky gentleman who arrives to supervise the project: Mr. Patoff, tall and thin, wearing a bow tie, and with an odd smile that never quite reaches his eyes.
“In his first interactions, the consultant asks inappropriate questions and generally seems a nuisance. Over time Patoff gains power to the point where he seems to be running the whole company.
“He enacts arbitrary and invasive changes to office protocol; he places cameras all over the building, causing paranoia among the workers; he calls employees at all hours of the night; and he visits some of their homes and menaces their families.
“People who defy the consultant get fired… or worse. The employees of CompWare soon realize they’re not just fighting for their jobs: They’re fighting for their lives.
“The Consultant is a biting workplace satire with the horrific touches only Bentley Little could provide.”
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.