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Amazon Studios Confirms Pilots ‘Cosmopolitans’ & ‘Hand Of God’

By | Wednesday April 9, 2014 @ 6:55am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

adam brodyronperlmanAmazon Studios traditionally doesn’t announce its pilots until they’re fully cast and starting production. That is why it this morning confirmed the first two pilots from its third pilot season — half-hour dramatic comedy The Cosmopolitans, from Whit Stillman, and one-hour drama Hand Of God, from executive producers Marc Forster, Ben Watkins, Ron Perlman, Brian Wilkins and Jeff King. Both were greenlighted in January. The Cosmopolitans, about young American expatriates in Paris searching for love and friendship, stars Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny.  Hand Of God stars Ron Perlman as a hard-living powerful judge-turned vigilante and co-stars Dana Delany and Garret Dillahunt. Yet to be confirmed are three other Amazon pilots ordered this year, single-camera comedy Red Oaks, executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and executive produced and directed by David Gordon Green,  Shaun Cassidy’s drama Hysteria and Samuel Baum’s dramedy Cocked. Here are detailed descriptions and credits for The Cosmopolitans and Hand Of God: Read More »

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Dana Delany To Star In Amazon Drama Pilot ‘Hand Of God’; Chris Williams Joins NBC’s ‘One Big Happy’

By | Friday March 28, 2014 @ 1:02pm PDT

Two-time Emmy winner Dana Delany dana1is set to star opposite Ron Perlman in Amazon Studios‘ drama pilot Hand Of God, written by Ben Watkins and directed by Marc Forster. It centers on the powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him. Delany will play Pernell’s wife, Crystal. UTA-repped Delany most recently starred in ABC’s Body Of Proof. She won two lead actress Emmys for China Beach.

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Garret Dillahunt Tapped To Star In Amazon’s ‘Hand Of God’

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 11:55am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Raising Hope‘s dillahunt2Garret Dillahunt is set to star opposite Ron Perlman in Amazon’s drama pilot Hand Of God, written by Ben Watkins and directed by Marc Forster. It centers on powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him. Dillahunt will play KD, a young man who went looking for religion to cure his raging temper. He thinks he’s found God, but he is still a sociopath, and his temper is still raging. Pernell is a godsend for KD, as he gives him an intense singular focus, and an outlet for his violent tendencies. Dillahunt’s film credits include the role of Armsby in 12 Years A Slave, and he is available after Fox announced last week that Raising Hope‘s fourth-season finale April 4 will serve as the quirky family comedy’s series enderHis Hand Of God deal was brokered by D2 Management’s Didi Rea and UTA.

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Julian Morris Cast In Amazon’s ‘Hand Of God’; Jama Williamson In NBC’s ‘Ellen More Or Less’

By | Friday March 14, 2014 @ 4:14pm PDT

julianmorris2Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars) is set as a series regular in Amazon Studios‘ pilot Hand Of Godwritten by Ben Watkins, directed by Marc Forster and starring Ron Perlman. It centers on the powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him. Morris, repped by Gersh, Brillstein and Hamilton-Hodell, will play Paul Dobson, an actor-turned-preacher whose affinity for quick money and shortcuts have gotten him in trouble in the past.

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Drama Directed By Marc Forster & Starring Ron Perlman Eyes Amazon Pilot Order

By | Wednesday January 29, 2014 @ 8:25am PST
Nellie Andreeva

ronperlmanmarkforsterEXCLUSIVE: This is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious projects yet for Amazon Studios. I hear that the production arm of the online retailer’s streaming service is finalizing deals for a pilot order to Hand Of God, to be directed by World War Z helmer Marc Forster in his TV directing debut. Ron Perlman is set to topline the edgy drama, written by former Burn Notice executive producer Ben Watkins. Hand Of God centers on the powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man amazonstudioswith a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking twilkinso him. I hear filming is tentatively slated to begin in March. Forster, Perlman and Watkins executive produce with Jillian Kugler, who works with Forster, and Brian Wilkins of KLWGN. Forster will direct Hand Of God as a follow-up to World World Z, which grossed $540 million worldwide. Hellboy alum Perlman is coming off a memorable co-starring role on FX’s Sons Of Anarchy. Amazon’s second batch of completed pilots, including the company’s first dramas Bosch and Chris Carter’s The After, are expected to be released soon.

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