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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Christopher Cousins Joins ‘Revolution’, Duo Cast In Amazon Pilot ‘The After’

By | Monday October 14, 2013 @ 6:59am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Bad alum Christopher Cousins has joined sophomore NBC drama Revolution as a recurring. The actor, repped by SDB Talent and manager Lisa DiSante-Frank, will play high-ranking Patriot Victor Doyle, who’s … 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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Chris Carter’s Amazon Pilot ‘The After’ Nabs Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar, Aldis Hodge

By | Thursday October 3, 2013 @ 5:29pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The After, the Amazon Studios pilot, which marks The X Files creator Chris Carter‘s return to series, has started building its cast. … Read More »

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Chris Carter’s Drama ‘The After’ Gets Pilot Order At Amazon

By | Monday August 26, 2013 @ 1:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The X Files creator Chris Carter is close to a TV return with his first pilot in more than a decade. I’ve learned that Amazon Studios has moved forward with a pilot order to The After, Carter’s project with Georgeville TV. Carter wrote and is set to direct the thriller, which takes place at the moment of apocalypse. Georgeville TV, founded by Marc Rosen and Reliance’s Motion Picture Capital, first teamed with Carter for The After last fall when the project was taken to MIPCOM by Sierra/Engine TV. The After joins another Amazon drama pilot, recently ordered Bosch, as the company is looking to launch its first hourlong series. Amazon also has Jill Soloway’s comedy pilot Transparent starring Jefferey Tambor, and football comedy The Outlaws, written by Jeremy Garelick and Jon Weinbach and executive produced by Ice Cube, also is gearing up for a pilot shoot.

Related: Amazon Studios Picks Up ‘Alpha House’ & ‘Betas’, 3 Kids Shows
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