Amazon Prime greenlights three new pilots
Amazon has been busy producing original content to bolster its Prime streaming video service, releasing 14 shows for testing back in April and letting the viewers decide which would stick. Now the Studio arm of the retail giant is announcing three more shows going into pilot production.
Mozart in the Jungle from Roman Coppola, The Outlaws written by Jeremy Garelick and Jon Weinbach, and Transparent from director Solloway are all heading for filming.
"We are thrilled to be working on these pilots with such talented creators with passionate visions for new shows," says Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios.
Like their predecessors, these three half hour shows will each get a test pilot and reaction from the viewers will decide which, if any, is turned into a series. "Customers will be invited to watch, provide feedback and help determine which pilots should be produced as series to air exclusively on Prime Instant Video and Amazon’s LOVEFiLM in the UK in early 2014", the announcement explains.
In the early 2013 run, many people were excited for the show Zombieland, but enthusiasm quickly died after viewing the pilot and it was not picked up to become a series, though five of the 14 debuts did gain an audience and will soon begin their season runs. Now the jury will soon be out for this latest round.
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