UPDATED: Amazon Studios has assembled the cast of comedy pilot Browsers. Dustin Ingram, Constance Wu, Bridgette Davidovici, Marque Richardson and Chris Wood are set to star opposite Bebe Neuwirth in the project, a musical comedy set in contemporary Manhattan that follows five young people (Ingram, Wu, Davidovici, Richardson, Wood) as they start their first jobs at a news website. Neuwirth plays their boss. The pilot was written by David Javerbaum and will be directed by Don Scardino. Amazon Studios and 3 Arts are producing, with Javerbaum and David Miner executive producing. Wu, repped by Caliber Media Management and Talentworks, is coming out in the feature Electric Slide. Ingram, repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency & Sager Management, starred in Paranormal Activity 3.
Amazon is moving closer to launching its first original series. Amazon Studios, the content development division of the online retailer, is finalizing a deal for a pilot order to Browsers, a single-camera comedy from writer David Javerbaum and 3 Arts Entertainment. The project revolves around four interns who work at a Huffington Post-type website. Javerbaum is executive producing with 3 Arts’ David Miner, with filming eyed for a January start.
Amazon Studios signaled an entry into original series in May when it announced its plans to develop comedy and children’s programming. The company’s comedy development efforts have been spearheaded by Joe Lewis who previously worked as a development/production executive at 20th Century Fox TV and Comedy Central. During Lewis’ stint at Comedy Central, Javerbaum worked on the network’s The Daily Show where he rose to executive producer.