Amazon Orders ALPHA HOUSE Season 2, Officially Picks Up THE AFTER, BOSCH, TRANSPARENT, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, and Two More | Give Me My Remote

Amazon Orders ALPHA HOUSE Season 2, Officially Picks Up THE AFTER, BOSCH, TRANSPARENT, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, and Two More

March 31, 2014 by  

Amazon has officially ordered four of it newest adult pilots, and two of its children pilots to series, as well as renewing ALPHA HOUSE for season 2, the studio announced today.

“We had a tremendous response to Amazon Studios’ latest pilots—in fact, double the number of customers watched these pilots compared to our first season and they posted thousands of heartfelt reviews with pleas for us to continue these shows,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios in a statement. “Now the fun really begins—Amazon will be working with some of the most talented casts and creators in the business to bring six new shows exclusively to tens of millions of Prime members worldwide. These series, along with our summer kids programming, will give customers a lot of viewing choices.”

“We are delighted that ALPHA HOUSE is a winner among Prime members,” continued Price. “More than 6,000 customers gave the show a perfect five-star rating and have posted glowing, witty and compelling reviews asking for a second season. We’re excited to begin production and keep the story about these senators alive.”

And here’s the lowdown on the new shows:

THE AFTER:

Amazon’s take on the show: “THE AFTER — from Chris Carter, the legendary creator of The X-Files — follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar and Louise Monot will be returning to star in their roles.”

“The great news is we get the chance to continue working with such a talented group of people,” said Chris Carter. “Amazon has been incredibly supportive in their approach to telling original stories and making great television. This is an exciting time to be a storyteller.”

(You can watch THE AFTER pilot here.)

BOSCH:

Amazon: “Michael Connelly’s best-selling book series about a relentless LAPD homicide detective will also come to life in the Amazon Original series Bosch. Connelly and Eric Overmyer will co-write the series which features Titus Welliver, Annie Wersching and Jamie Hector. Henrik Bastin and Fabrik Entertainment (The Killing) are producing.”

“I’m excited beyond words,” said Michael Connelly. “This has been such a long time coming. But by waiting I think the right people and partnerships came together at the right time: Amazon and its creative team; ditto Fabrik Entertainment, Henrik Bastin, Eric Overmyer and of course, Titus Welliver. We’re now off to make something really good.”

(You can watch the BOSCH pilot here.)

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE:

Amazon: MOZART is “a half hour comedic drama about sex, drugs and classical music, that shows what happens behind the curtains can be just as captivating as what happens on stage. Returning cast includes Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters and Peter Vack. The series will be written by Oscar-nominee Roman Coppola, actor and musician Jason Schwartzman, Tony-nominated writer and director Alex Timbers, and Oscar-nominee Paul Weitz.”

“We are delighted that Amazon chose to pick up Mozart in the Jungle,” said Roman Coppola. “They’ve been such a great partner in the creation of the pilot and we know that we’ll have their tremendous support to make a full season’s worth of episodes. We are especially pleased to have such a fantastic cast, knowing that the things that we write and will be brought to such vivid life by this cast of players. Can’t wait to dig in and do all we can to make a captivating, interesting, and fun show.”

(You can watch the MOZART IN THE JUNGLE pilot here.)

TRANSPARENT:

Amazon: “TRANSPARENT, a dramedy about a Los Angeles family with serious boundary issues, rounds out Amazon’s upcoming prime time lineup. From Emmy nominee Jill Soloway and starring returning cast Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass, Transparent is an exploration of sex, gender and family that begins when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out.”

“It’s honestly a dream come true to make nine more episodes of TRANSPARENT,” said Jill Soloway. “I feel so lucky to be working in this moment when innovation in distribution allows for the most free flow of creativity I’ve ever experienced professionally. These characters are bursting in my mind waiting for the palette of the set and the flesh and blood and voices and comedy of the actors. More to come….”

(You can watch the TRANSPARENT pilot here.)

Additionally, Amazon will add two children’s series: GORTIMER GIBBON’S LIFE ON NORMAL STREET (a live action series for ages 6-11), and WISHENPOOF! (a series from the creator of BLUE’S CLUES for preschoolers).

And if you’ve missed ALPHA HOUSE, you can watch all of ALPHA HOUSE season 1 now. (The first three episodes are free, whether you subscribe to Amazon Prime or not.)-

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