Amazon Studios adds two dramas and two comedies to its original pilot series roster
Amazon Studios has green-lit four of 10 pilots recently proposed, it's claimed.
Variety has reported that two dramas and two comedies have been ordered, though a fifth sports comedy is still under consideration and even the fate of the other five pilots, all of which are in the kids genre, is unknown at this time. Amazon Studios has made a firm decision on four of the series based on viewer feedback and ratings, which is how it also made a decision last year on Alpha House and Betas.
The following drama series have reportedly been picked up by Amazon Studios: Bosch, a cop drama based on Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series, written by Eric Overmyer and Connelly, produced by Henrik Bastin of Fabrik Entertainment, and starring Titus Welliver, Annie Wersching, and Amy Price-Francis, etc; and The After, a supernatural mystery drama, written and directed by Chris Carter, produced by Marc Rosen of Georgeville Television and Gabe Rotter, and starring Aldis Hodge.
The following comedy series have reportedly been picked up by Amazon Studios: Mozart in the Jungle, a dramedy based on a memoir by Blair Tindall, written by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Alex Timbers and starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke, Malcom McDowell, Bernadette Peters, and others; and Transparent, a dark comedy, written and directed by Jill Soloway and starring Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, and others.
Amazon Studios is a four-year-old division of Amazon.com that develops and produces television shows from online submissions and crowd-sourced feedback. It was started in late 2010. Content is distributed through Amazon Instant Video - a digital video streaming service that rivals Netflix and Hulu - as well as Warner Bros. The division's first original series, Alpha House and Betas, debuted in November 2013. However, unlike Netflix's model, the episodes didn't premiere all at once.