[TV] Amazon Prime Instant Video Green Lights Two Drama Pilots
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.31.2013
Including one from Chris Carter...
Coming Soon reports that Amazon Prime Instant Video has given the green light for its first two hour-long drama pilots: Bosch and The After. Once the pilots are completed, fans will be able to watch them on Amazon Instant Video and provide feedback that will help decide which gets produced as a series that will air on Prime Instant Video and Amazon's LOVEFiLM in the UK in early 2014.
Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios, said: "We are very excited to be working with creators like Michael Connelly and Chris Carter, both epic storytellers in their own right. For the first time we are bringing Amazon customers hour-long programming and we can't wait to hear what they think of these new stories."
Bosch is based on Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch book series. It was written by Connelly an Eric Overmyer. The title character will be played by Titus Welliver (Argo, The Good Wife) and also stars Annie Wersching, Amy Price-Francis and Jamie Hector. Henrik Bastin of Fabrik Entertainment (The Killing) will produce and Jim McKay will direct.
Here's a synopsis: "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.
Connelly said: "Sharing this story with television audiences is very exciting, something that's been twenty years in the making. It is amazing to have it come together with the synergy of Amazon—the world's largest bookstore—along with accomplished creator and showrunner, Eric Overmyer, and Fabrik, a production company dedicated to loyalty to the books. Harry Bosch can be in no better hands."
The After is written and directed by Chris Carter (The X-Files), executive produced by Marc Rosen of Georgeville Television and produced by Gabe Rotter. It stars Sharon Lawrence, Jamie Kennedy, Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar and Louise Monot.
Here's a synopsis: Follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.
Carter added: "I'm very superstitious about talking about what I'm working on before it's finished, and it's more fun if it's kept a mystery! So let me just say that this is a show that explores human frailty, possibility, terror, and the triumph of the human spirit. I'm so excited to be telling this story with Amazon in this new frontier of television."