Amazon Studios to release five new pilots in August

The studio's first two groups of pilots saw 11 of 24 series picked up.
By Annie Martin  |  Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Amazon Studios has set a premiere date for its third group of pilots.

Five new pilots will debut August 28 on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S. and U.K. The projects include Steven Soderbergh workplace comedy Red Oaks, Whit Stillman dramedy The Cosmopolitans with Adam Brody and Chloe Sevigny, Marc Forster drama Hand of God with Ron Perlman and Dana Delaney, Shaun Cassidy thriller Hysteria with Mena Suvari and Jay Chandrasekhar comedy Really with Sarah Chalke.

The studio's first pilot season in April 2013 saw political comedy Alpha House, tech comedy Betas, children's series Annedroids and animated series Creative Galaxy and Tumble Leaf greenlighted, while the second pilot season in February produced crime drama Bosch, sci-fi drama The After, dramedy Transparent, music comedy Mozart in the Jungle, animated series Whishenpoof! and children's series Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street.

Viewer feedback will help the studio determine which pilots to pick up. Greenlit series are available on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

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