Prime Video will premiere the Christoph Waltz series The Consultant February 24. Based on the Bentley Little novel, the series will have eight episodes. Prime Video calls it “a twisted, comedic-thriller series that explores the sinister relationship between boss and employee.”
Nat Wolff, Brittany O’Grady and Aimee Carrero are also in the cast.
When a new consultant, played by Waltz, is hired to improve business at the gaming company CompWare, employees experience new demands and challenges that put everything into question, including their lives.
Prime Video has shared a trailer. (opens in new tab)
Tony Basgallop is the creator and showrunner. He executive produces with Matt Shakman, Waltz, Steve Stark and Andrew Mittman.
The Consultant is from MGM Television and Amazon Studios.
From Austria, Waltz’s film work includes The Inglourious Basterds, The Green Hornet and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. ■
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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