Amazon's New Series 'The Consultant' Looks Incredibly Dark And Twisted

Is "The Consultant" bound to be a hit for Amazon?

The streaming and tech giant released a trailer for the upcoming series with Christoph Waltz, and it looks incredibly twisted and dark.

Amazon describes the series as, "A twisted, comedic-thriller series that explores the sinister relationship between boss and employee. 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."

Dive into the trailer for the series, which also includes Nat Wolff, below.

Will "The Consultant" be any good?

Obviously, a trailer is always cut to make a series or film look as engaging and captivating as possible. That's how marketing works.

Nobody would see a film or show if the trailer was terrible. It's meant to draw people in, and that's why you simply can't judge anything off a preview.

Having said that, this is a hell of a trailer for "The Consultant," and it's giving me serious "Severance" vibes with a little splash of "Westworld."

Clearly, things won't be as they appear and Waltz's Regus Patoff is going to be a very sinister antagonist.

Is there anything to be concerned about?

While I found the trailer for "The Consultant" to be rather engaging and interesting, the only red flag was the remark about remote work.

The last thing fans need is a show that gets preachy. That's not to say that's what will happen, but that line just stood out as a bit forced.

However, if that's the only red flag, the series is in great shape overall.

"The Consultant" premieres February 24 on Netflix. Given the impressive cast and intriguing preview, it might be worth our time to check out.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.