Thursday, May 8, 2014

4 New Series for AMAZON

AMAZON 2014 UPFRONTS
Amazon Studios has decided that it’s here to stay. They are not backing down from creating their own content for their streaming service. In fact, Amazon is hosting its own upfront presentation and has picked up four of their five pilots to series. Unlike most other networks, Amazon allows any interested viewer to watch any of their pilots and comment on them. The pilots that create the most buzz are then picked up to series. This year, amazon is expanding into original dramas. 



New Original Series: 



Bosch
Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch series and written by Eric Overmyer and Michael Connelly, drama pilot Bosch follows a relentless LAPD homicide detective as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected serial killer in cold blood. Bosch is played by Titus Welliver(Argo, The Good Wife) and stars Annie Wersching, Amy Price-Francis and Jamie Hector. Henrik Bastin of Fabrik Entertainment (The Killing) produced and Jim McKay directed the pilot.


The After
Written and directed by Emmy-nominee Chris Carter (The X-Files) executive produced by Marc Rosen of Georgeville Television and produced by Gabe Rotter, The After follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel,Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar, and Louise Monot star in the pilot.
Mozart in the Jungle
Dramatic comedy, Mozart in the Jungle was written by Oscar-nominated writer and director Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited), actor and musician Jason Schwartzman (Saving Mr. Banks, Moonrise Kingdom, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and Tony-nominated writer and director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher). The project is based on the memoir Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall. Mozart in the Jungle is all about sex, drugs—and classical music—and shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage. Paul Weitz (About a Boy, Admission) directed the pilot and executive produced. Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke, Malcom McDowell, Bernadette Peters and Peter Vack star.

Transparent
Written and directed by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under and United States of Tara), Transparent is a darkly comedic story about an LA family with serious boundary issues. In this exploration of sex, memory, gender and legacy, the past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out. Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass star in the pilot.



Returning Series

Alpha House (Will return for season 2)
Alpha House is a television series released in 2013 produced by Amazon Studios.The show stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos as four U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, DC. It was created by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. The series is inspired by real-life Congressmen who share a home in DC: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Representative George Miller (D-CA).The series has a number of cameos from celebrities such as Bill Murray (as Senator Vernon Smits) and politicians such as Schumer as himself.


Yet to Be Determined


Betas

Betas is a television series released in 2013 on Amazon Instant Video.The show stars Joe Dinicol and Karan Soni as "dating app" developers in California who are looking for an investor.


Breezy’s Recap;

I really liked Alphas last season and I personally can’t wait to catch season 2 on Amazon. I absolutely love Amazons streaming service, and it has definitely improved with the addition of original series. I did not have time to check out any of the drama pilots this year, but on the next rainy day I will sit down and watch them all. I have however heard good things about all of them. I know the quality has surprised a lot of viewers. so what do you think? Which new pickup are you most excited about? Let us know in the Comments!

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