Amazon Bows Fall 2015 Pilot Season23 Sep, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Fresh off its five Emmys for original series “Transparent,” Amazon Sept. 23 announced the lineup for its fall 2015 pilot season — slated to debut later this year in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Austria.
Amazon, which introduced the “crowdsourcing” concept of rating prospective TV programs via social media, will once again enable consumers to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series for Prime members. All pilots will be available via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/amazonvideo.
Pilots range from “Good Girls Revolt,” a story set in 1969 about a group of young women seeking to be treated fairly and ultimately sparking changes that upend marriages, careers, love and friendship; “Z,” a half-hour bio-series pilot of Lost Generation legend Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and her passionate love affair with iconic author F. Scott Fitzgerald; “Highston,” a family comedy about invisible celebrity friendships set in the post-Civil War era.
Other half-hour pilots include “One Mississippi” from Louis CK (“Louie”), Tig Notaro (“Boyish Girl Interrupted”), Diablo Cody (Juno) and Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said”). Hour-long pilots include “Edge,” from Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Iron Man 3) and Fred Dekker (Tales From the Crypt, Star Trek: Enterprise); and “Patriot” (working title) from Steven Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Weather Man).
“We have something for everyone in this season and I am excited to see which shows spark conversation amongst our customers and what they want to be made into series,” Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios, said in a statement.