Amazon Studios has continued to flesh out the six original series it has planned for the coming season. This time it is the single-camera format comedy 'Betas' making headlines by landing a cast of young, fresh-faced talents. Written by Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard and directed by Michael Lehman, 'Betas' is set in the world of digital entrepreneurs focusing on a quartet of under-socialized computer geeks who have designed a killer app that could transform the social lives of about 6 billion people for the better. So what's the problem? Well they would have to overcome all of their crippling social anxieties and personality flaws in order to properly sell the product.
The frontman of the foursome, Trey, has been cast as Joe Dinicol (from 'L.A. Complex,' pictured above). Trey is a bit of a maverick looking to make his name and his fortune in the dot-com sector. Junior coder Mitchell will be played by Charlie Saxton ('Movie 43,' 'Workaholics,' pictured left) and the brains of the operation, Nash, will be played by Karan Soni ('Geo's Pizza,' 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' pictured right).
Rounding out the quarter is Margo Harshman ('The Big Bang Theory') who plays Lisa Rudolph, a young, attractive, investment firm workaholic who realizes the app’s potential. Harshman has guest-starred on 'Modern Family' and 'House,' with her latest recurring role on 'Big Bang' acting as her breakout. Should Amazon Studios' 'Betas' take off, she'll become a household name.
Interesting to note that this is the first Amazon Studios pilot that hasn't drawn on some veteran television talent in at least a supporting capacity; I would not be surprised if another name is added to the 'Betas' cast in the coming days--someone considerably older and immediately recognizable.
Have you seen the work of these four young talents before? Did any impress you?