Amazon is ramping up its efforts to get an original series on its streaming service. I hear Amazon Studios, the content development division of the online retailer, has greenlighted animated comedy pilot Supa Natural. The move comes on the heels of the company also giving a pilot order to Browsers, a live-action single-camera comedy from writer David Javerbaum and 3 Arts Entertainment. Supa Natural, produced by Underground Films, centers on two outspoken divas who happened to be humanity’s only line of defense against the supernatural… just so long as they’re not busy shopping at the mall. Lily Sparks, Price Peterson and Ryan Sandoval wrote the script and executive produce with Underground’s Trevor Engelson and Josh McGuire as well as Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show) and Jason Micallef.
Amazon Studios signaled its entry into original series in May when it announced its plans to develop comedy and children’s programming. In addition to pilots from professional writers, Amazon also is going after projects by aspiring creators. The best ones are getting their scripts and mini-bibles posted on Amazon Studios’ site for users to weigh in before the company brass decide which ones to pick up to series. Micalleff is repped by WME and Underground.
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