Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman join the star-studded cast of Amazon Prime Video series

Dan Seddon
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Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images

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Amazon Studios' new anthology drama series Solos has bagged itself one hell of a cast.

It's been announced that the seven-episode series will feature a cast made up of Oscar winners Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren, as well Legion favourite Dan Stevens and Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba.

Marvel hero Anthony Mackie, Crazy Rich Asians' Constance Wu and Sleepy Hollow star Nicole Beharie will all also feature in the new series.

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Photo credit: Amazon Prime

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Arriving later this year, Solos comes from the mind of Hunters creator David Weil and tells character-driven tales "set at different moments in time".

It's described as a "dramatic and thought-provoking" series that will explore the "deeper meaning of human connection", as told through the stories of the individual.

It'll reveal how throughout incredibly isolated moments, and contrasting situations, the human experience connects us all in some way.

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Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil for Netflix - Getty Images

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Discussing his star-studded cast and TV show, Weil commented: "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. I'm immensely grateful to [Amazon Studios head] Jennifer Salke and my incredible partners at Amazon for their unwavering support and collaboration on this special project."

Fifty Shades of Grey filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson, Tiffany Johnson and Scrubs actor Zach Braff are all attached to direct, while Weil serves as showrunner.

Solos is scheduled to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in late 2021.

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