Amazon Greenlights Red Oaks Pilot

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Amazon Greenlights Red Oaks Pilot
66ème Festival du Cinéma de Venise (Mostra), 6ème jour (07/09/2009) Matt Damon (et sa femme) avec Steven Soderbergh. Wikimedia Commons/Nicolas Genin

Amazon has added another TV show for its third pilot season roster. Produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by David Gordon Green, “Red Oaks,” the new comedy, will be included with a few other pilot shows such as “Hysteria,” for Amazon Prime Instant Video, its streaming service. Read further to learn more about this news story.

“Red Oaks” is the name of a country club where the central character, David Myers (Craig Roberts), encounters one kind of a summer. Myers, a college student, works as the assistant tennis pro in this club, which is situated in suburban New Jersey. The show is set in 1985.

The half-hour comedy is a coming-of-age offering that will also star Paul Reiser, Jennifer Grey, Oliver Cooper and Richard Kind. The pilot is written by Gregory Jacobs, who has also brought the idea to Steven Soderbergh while the two were working together on the set of the TV movie “Behind the Candelabra” for HBO.

According to reports, the script to the pilot was already prepared by the time Soderbergh and Jacobs were once again working together in another production. From there, the two sought the help of David Gordon to direct because they think that Gordon has the appreciation and understanding for the humor of the story.  Gordon was the director of “Eastbound & Down,” a peculiar comedy series that ran on HBO for four seasons.

“To be able to collaborate with Steven, David and Greg, three of the most highly regarded creators in Hollywood, is an absolute pleasure,” said Roy Price, the director of Amazon Studios, in a press statement as published on The Wrap.  The company expressed confidence that its Amazon customers will like the series for its hilarious storyline.

As with the rest of the pilots already set for this third year, “Red Oaks” will premiere later in 2014 on Amazon Prime.

And that’s the news about “Red Oaks,” an upcoming comedy series that will be streamed on Amazon Prime later in 2014. For more on this show and other TV related news, as well as movie updates and celebrity stories, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).

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