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HAND OF GOD: Ben Watkins on Binge-Watching, Season 1, and What’s to Come

November 5, 2015 by  
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The people behind shows produced for streaming services find their product being increasingly being released in a binge format, there has been one unexpected relief: the writers can assume that people will be watching these episodes in order — and often in a short amount of time.

“As a writer and a writing staff, [we’re] thinking about what’s going to happen now that people are going to watch these shows back-to-back,” HAND OF GOD creator Ben Watkins explained. “And if they do it like I do, they may do two or three [episodes] at a time. I don’t usually do more than three at a time, but even with that, you get a certain momentum watching, and you don’t need as much explaining [with the storytelling].”

I spoke with Watkins about creating a show in a binge-watching culture, why he didn’t want to “hold the audience’s hand in terms of who was the protagonist,” and those season finale shockers (though spoilers will be clearly marked if you haven’t finished season 1…

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Amazon Picks Up HAND OF GOD and RED OAKS to Series

October 3, 2014 by  
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HandofGod_S1_35_101_0170.CR2Amazon has picked up two shows from its latest batch of pilots: HAND OF GOD and RED OAKS.

Keep reading for full descriptions of the shows and how you can watch their first episodes right now (in case you missed them during last month’s pilot season)…

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Amazon Releases Its Third Batch of Pilots — Watch Them All Now For Free!

August 28, 2014 by  
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HandofGod_S1_35_101_0170.CR2Amazon’s third batch of pilots is here, and like their previous “pilot seasons,” even if you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can still check out all of the pilots now!

Intrigued? Keep reading for pilot descriptions and links to view the potential new shows…

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Amazon Announces Its Third Pilot Season Launch

August 11, 2014 by  
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Amazon announced that their third pilot season will launch on August 28th in the US and UK on Amazon Instant Video. As has been the studio’s tradition, all of the pilots will be available for a set period of time, and viewer feedback will help them decide which shows to pick up. (From the February pilot season, four of the five pilots were picked up to series.)

Check out what’s on the slate for later this month…

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