Amazon Orders 5 Pilots Into Series

By April Lara | 3 years ago
Amazon Orders 5 Pilots Into Series
Amazon Logo. 18:53:38. December 16, 2012. Wikimedia Commons/Balajimuthazhagan

Amazon has just green lighted 5 original TV series, which will air some time next year (2016.)

These series have aired their pilots and now have gotten full-season commitment from Amazon namely “Mad Dogs” by Shawn Ryan, “The Man in the High Castle” by Ridley Scott, “The New Yorker Presents” by Alex Gibney and “Just Add Magic” and “The Stinky & Dirty Show,” which are both suited for children.

The full season of this show will be launched on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video and the pilots of each show were available since last month for Amazon Prime members as part of their Amazon Studio’s first 2015 pilot season.

“The Man in the High Castle” is based on Phiip K. Dick’s book in 1962 that tackled how life would be if the Allied Powers lost World War II. “The New Yorker” docuseries will feature the magazine’s pieces documentary style.

“The Man in the Castle” was the most-watched pilot among the five, starring Alexa Davalos (“Mob City”), Luke Kleintank (“Pretty Little Liars”), Rupert Evans (“The Village”), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (“Mortal Kombat Legacy”), Rufus Sewell (“Eleventh Hour”), Joel De La Fuente (Hemlock Grove) and DJ Qualls (“Z Nation”). The pilot was directed by David Semel and executive produced by “X-Files” alum Spotnitz along with Ridley Scott and David W. Zuker. Now that it will turn into a full season, Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan and Christopher Tricarico will executive produce.

“Mad Dogs” is a dark comedy drama based on “Mad Dogs” a UK original, which follows a reunion of 40-something underachievers where they learn secrets and grudges held against one another, which leads them to deceit, lies and even murder. The pilot starred Billy Zane, Romany Malco, Michael Imperioli, Ben Chaplin and Steve Zahn.

“Just Add Magic” is suited for children between 6-11 while “The Stinky & Dirty Show” is suited for preschooler. “Just Add Magic” is about a child named Kelly Quinn who found her grandmother’s mysterious cooking book with magical recipes. This is based on Cindy Callaghan’s YA book. The same goes for “The Stinky & Dirty Show,” which is also adapted from the book series “I Stink!” by Kate & Jim McMullan. It follows two characters: a garbage truck and the backhoe loader as they go on their adventures and encounter mishaps together.

What do you think of these shows? Are you happy that Amazon gave these pilots a full season order? Let us know by posting your comments below!

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April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.