Amazon Studios has today released the 10 projects which comprised the company’s second pilot season.
The 10 pilots, which include Amazon’s first foray into drama with Bosch and X-Files creator Chris Carter’s The After, are now available to stream on Amazon Instant Video in the United States and on LOVEFiLM in the UK.
Under Amazon’s pilot model, the company produces a wave of pilots and then releases them via Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM. The company then decides whether or not to move to series based, in part, on the feedback of customers. Other Amazon series successfully piloted under this model include Betas and the John Goodman starrer Alpha House.
“With our previous set of pilots, customers submitted thousands of reviews within the first few days and more than 80 percent of those reviews were 4 and 5 stars,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “We collaborated with some of the very best creators in Hollywood and even some new comers that submitted their show through our open door process—to bring customers a wide array of top-quality shows. This season we have something for everyone with a mix of comedy, drama and kids programming—we can’t wait to hear what customers think.”
The Full List Of Pilots Released By Amazon Follows Below:
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch series and written by Eric Overmyer and Michael Connelly, Bosch follows a relentless LAPD homicide detective as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected serial killer in cold blood. The drama stars Titus Welliver, Annie Wersching, Amy Price-Francis and Jamie Hector. The pilot was directed by Jim McKay.
Written and directed Chris Carter, The After follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. The pilot was produced by Georgeville Television and stars Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar and Louise Monot.
Mozart In The Jungle
Penned by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers, Mozart In The Jungle is all about sex, drugs and classical music and shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage. The comedy stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke, Malcom McDowell, Bernadette Peters and Peter Vack.
Written and directed by Jill Soloway, Transparent is a darkly comedic story about an LA family with serious boundary issues. In this exploration of sex, memory, gender and legacy, the past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out. The comedy stars Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass.
Written by Jeremy Garelick and Jon Weinbach, The Rebels follows Julie Levine after her husband suddenly dies and leaves her as the sole owner of a pro-football team. The comedy, which hails from Matt Alvarez, Ice Cube and Michael Strahan, stars Natalie Zea.
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
Created by David Anaxagoras,
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street is a coming-of-age tale that centers around Gortimer, his two best friends Ranger and Mel, and their exploits on Normal Street – an ordinary suburb that has a hint of something magical just beneath the surface. The pilot stars Sloan Morgan Siegel and Robyn Lively.
Created by Duane Capizzi, Harboiled Eggheads is an animated action-comedy for children ages 6-11. The ultra-precocious bespectacled Kelvin and Miles may look, dress, and speak like typical nerds, but when these two brainiacs suit up in their high-collared white lab coats and protective goggles to battle monsters born of toxic waste, martians lured to Earth, or even killer vegetables, they don’t look and sound so nerdy anymore.
The Jo B. & G. Raff Show
Created by Josh Selig, The Jo B. & G. Raff Show follows two best friends, Jo B. and G. Raff, hosts of their very own TV show. Each day, just as their show is about to start, Jo B. realizes G. Raff has gone somewhere new and exciting and needs to go find him. Jo B. travels to get G. Raff, but G. Raff always wants to stay and explore. The two friends end up reaching a compromise and singing, “If I give a little and you give a little, together we can meet in the middle!”
Maker Shack Agency
Penned by Arland DiGirolamo and Geoff Barbanell, Maker Shack Agency takes a unique look at the “maker” movement through the adventures of Wolfie, a 13-year-old inventor with grand idea and a motto of “fail forward.” Together with his friends Merle, a tech wizard, and Jo, a girl who can build anything, they create gadgets to help fellow classmates. Wolfie, Merle and Jo use all the branches of science and personal ingenuity to solve problems with a new invention in every episode.
Cretaed by Angels Santomero, Wishenpoof! is an animated pilot that revolves around Bianca, who has “wish magic” which means if she wishes to play under the sea then — Wishenpoof! — she’s a mermaid, swimming around with the sea horses. Bianca uses her wish magic to help others and learns to solve life’s problems in her own creative way because with magic, or without, we all have the power to make good choices.