Amazon will debut five new pilots on its instant video on August 28th in the US and UK.
A recent preview in Deadline offered great insight into the exciting line-up of new shows, which Amazon users will be allowed to offer feedback on.
Amazon Studios director Roy Price believes they’ve selected a good slate that will serve all types of audiences. “There is something for everyone in this season,” he said.
Whit Stillman of The Last Days of Disco and the recent Damsels in Distress seems like a fitting choice to direct a story starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny about a couple of American expatriates trying to fit into their new Paris lifestyle. This romantic comedy pilot shot on-site in Paris, so it’s bound to be a picturesque one.
Hand of God
Director Marc Forster (World War Z), writer Ben Watkins (Burn Notice), and Ron Perlman join forces on this project, which follows a Judge who tiptoes around the law. Judge Pernell Harris, played by Perlman, goes out on a mission to find the rapist that broke his family apart, but the only leads he has to follow are messages that he believes to be from God delivered through his sick son.
Hysteria is an Austin-based thriller starring Mena Suvari. It surrounds a girl’s dance team that comes down with a strange affliction, which manifests in violence and makes its way through the community by way of technology. Mena Suvari plays a neurologist who comes back to her home town to investigate the cause of the illness and begins to suspect the girls may be connected to social media and her own past. The show is written by Shaun Cassidy (Invasion, American Gothic) and directed by BAFTA winning Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders).
Really, created by Jay Chandrasekhar of Broken Lizard, is an honest comedy about the marriages within a close group of friends in Chicago, all couples trying to cling to their youth amidst secrets and suburban Chicago life. The show stars Chandrasekhar himself, alongside the likes of Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Selma Blair.
Red Oaks, directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down) and produced by Steven Soderbergh follows David Myers (played by Craig Roberts of Jane Eyre and Submarine), an assistant tennis pro at New Jersey’s Red Oaks country club in the 80’s. Myers copes with his father’s heart attack in a coming-of-age tale that leads him on adventures with club workers and wealthy club members with just enough 80’s charm to go around. (Deadline)