MIPTV: ‘Bosch’s Michael Connelly On Shooting In LA, Feeling At Home At Amazon

mip tv logo 2The team behind Amazon Studios‘ series Bosch was in town on Monday, talking up the adaptation of Michael Connelly’s bestselling books. Connelly was flanked by Titus Welliver who plays the … Read More »

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Amazon Releases 10 New Pilots, Including ‘Bosch’, Chris Carter’s ‘The After’, Jason Schwartzman’s ‘Mozart In The Jungle’ & Jill Soloway’s ‘Transparent’

By | Thursday February 6, 2014 @ 6:53am PST
Nellie Andreeva

amazonstudiosAmazon‘s second batch of pilots — 5 primetime and 5 kids ones — are launching today on Prime Instant Video in the U.S. (you can watch them here) and LOVEFiLM in the UK. All are available for free, with viewers encouraged to give feedback, which will help Amazon brass to determine which pilots will go to series. The crop includes Amazon’s first drama pilots: The After from Chris Carter (The X-Files), and Bosch from Eric Overmyer (The Wire) and Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch). Half-hour comedy pilots include Mozart In The Jungle, from Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (Saving Mr. Banks), Alex Timbers and Paul Weitz; Transparent from Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under); and Rebels, from Ice Cube and Michael Strahan. The lineup features such stars as Gael Garcia Bernal, Malcolm McDowell, and Jeffrey Tambor. The children’s pilots include pre-school shows, and new this year, shows for kids ages 6-11.

Amazon’s first group of pilots last year resulted in series pickups for Garry Trudeau’s comedy Alpha House, tech comedy Betasand and the soon to premiere kids series Creative Galaxy, Tumble Leaf and Annedroids. And while launching its second wave of pilots today, Amazon already is working on the next batch, recently greenlighting four new pilots, two comedies and three dramas and one comedy.

Here is full list of pilots available for viewing with statements from some of the creators: Read More »

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Amazon Announces Drama Pilots ‘Bosch’ & ‘The After’

By | Thursday October 31, 2013 @ 7:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Once again, Amazon Studios waited for its pilots to be fully cast before confirming their green light. Bosch, based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch book series, and Chris Carter’s The After represent the streaming service’s first-ever drama pilots. The completed pilots will join Amazon’s recently ordered comedy pilots, all of which will be made available on Amazon Instant Video for viewer feedback in early 2014. Here are the official details about Bosch and The After: Read More »

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‘Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce’ Adds Sophina Brown & Carrie Fisher, ‘Deliverance Creek’ Adds Riley Smith, Amy Aquino In ‘Bosch’

By | Friday October 25, 2013 @ 1:43pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Sophina Brown (Numbers) is set to co-star in Bravo’s pilot Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, from Marti Noxon and UCP. Carrie Fisher will make a cameo appearance in the pilot, which follows Abby (Lisa Edelsein), the famous author of a best-selling self-help book series who is hiding the fact that she’s separated from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her early 40s in Los Angeles. Brown will play Abby’s best friend Kate who has to decide whether to stand by her as she’s going through this divorce or risk their years long friendship, joining another recent cast addition, Janeane Garofalo. Fisher will appear as Abby’s book editor, Cat, who’s got a no prisoners approach to Abby’s career. Read More »

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Quartet Join Amazon Drama Pilot ‘The After’, ‘Bosch’ Casts One

By | Monday October 7, 2013 @ 6:49am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Sharon Lawrence, Andrew Howard (Hatfields & McCoys), Arielle Kebbel and newcomer Jaina Lee Ortiz have been cast in The After, the Amazon Studios pilot that marks The X Files creator Chris Carter‘s return to series. They join Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar and Aldis Hodge. The After, produced by Georgeville TV, takes place at the moment of apocalypse. Lawrence, repped by APA, will play Francis, a wealthy mysterious woman who resides in Bel Air. Read More »

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Titus Welliver To Topline Amazon Pilot ‘Bosch’; Steve Talley Joins FX’s ‘Death Pact’

By | Thursday September 26, 2013 @ 2:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Titus Welliver - Transformers 4EXCLUSIVE: Veteran character actor Titus Welliver is getting his due, landing his first series lead role. I’ve learned that the Lost and Sons Of Anarchy alum has been tapped to … Read More »

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