[TV] Amazon Prime Orders Three More Pilots
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.03.2013
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Coming Soon reports that Amazon's Prime Instant video has greenlit three new half-hour pilots. They include…
- Mozart in the Jungle, written by Roman Coppola (The Darjeeling Limited), Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore and Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher).
- The Outlaws, written by Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up and Jon Weinbach.
- Transparent, written and directed by Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, Afternoon Delight, The United States of Tara).
Customers will be asked to watch, give feedback and help determine which pilot will be come a series that airs exclusively on Prime Instant Video and Amazon's LOVEFiLM in the UK in early 2014.
Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios, said: "We are thrilled to be working on these pilots with such talented creators with passionate visions for new shows. We are excited to hear what customers think of the shows."
Mozart in the Jungle is based on the memoir Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall. Here's a synopsis: 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.
Coppola said: "Many shows are in a single world; Mozart in the Jungle is an unusual show in that there are two worlds fused together. On one side is the high-level skill and sophistication that comes with classical music, and at the same time it's a story that includes people rising up from the bottom, trying to make it in the big world. I love the sense of contrast, the high and the low, the refined and the more base—I hope audiences will love it too. Amazon has been incredibly supportive and they have given us their blessing to make this show. We are very much in harmony and we feel lucky to be working with a partner that is so in sync with us and what we want to do."
Here's a synopsis for The Outlaws: The Outlaws is all about the ins and outs of a professional football team from the perspective of both the players and the back office.
The creative team also includes Matt Alvarez and Michael Strahan, former football player for the New York Giants and host of Live with Kelly and Michael.
Garelick added: "Jon Weinbach and I could not be more excited about The Outlaws, it's been great transforming this story into a pilot with the help of Amazon. We have found Amazon's support for original and edgy content to be second to none; the opportunity to blend crushing comedy and hits is endless. We want to make Outlaws the show that everyone will love—not just football fans."
Here's a synopsis for Transparent: 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.
The pilot stars Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass.
Soloway said: "With my astonishingly talented cast and crew we created an incredible pilot. I hope we'll be making a full season very soon. I am so grateful to Amazon for their trust and for allowing this story to unfold onscreen in such a human, organic way. They have provided me with one of the most creative experiences of my career."