Amazon Sends 4 of 5 Pilots to Series


Amazon Sends Four of Five Pilots to Series

In their second pilot season, Amazon is moving quickly, and of their five pilots, four are heading to series.

The quartet of series includes two dramas (‘The After,’ ‘Bosch’) and two comedies (‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ 'Transparent’), as Amazon builds significantly after a first pilot season that saw a pair of comedies ordered and only one renewed for a second year.

Written and directed by ‘The X-Files’ creator Chris Carter, ‘The After’ looks a supernatural thriller, as it throws together eight strangers who must work with each other and survive in a changing and dangerous world.

‘Bosch,’ meanwhile, is based on Michael Connolly’s series of novels about Harry Bosch, a hard-working LAPD detective. Bosch (played by Titus Welliver) is set on finding the killer of a 13-year-old boy while also facing trial in court having been accused of murder himself.

As for the comedies, ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ was written by writer and director Roman Coppola and actor Jason Schwartzman, a pair that has worked together previously in ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ among other Wes Anderson films. Based on a memoir by Blair Tindell, the show tells the story of what takes place on stage and behind of the curtain of a symphony, including, of course, drugs and sex.

Amazon Sends Four of Five Pilots to Series

Lastly, ‘Transparent’ comes from Jill Soloway telling the darkly comic tale of a Los Angeles family with boundary issues, exploring sex, gender, legacy, and memory.

Amazon did not move forward with ‘The Rebels,’ a comedy starring Ice Cube and ex-NFLer-turned-morning-show-host Michael Strahan.

The studio had previously released all five pilots online for audiences to view and vote; four out of five making the cut is pretty impressive.

- Bosch
- Transparent
- The After
- Mozart in the Jungle
- Amazon Prime Instant Video

Written by: AnthonyWrites
Mar 12th, 2014, 7:29 am

Images courtesy of Amazon


Message Posted On Jun 1st, 2014, 12:13 pm
Really enjoyed the pilot for "The After" but they opened up about 6-7 storylines. It's going to take 2 or 3 excellent writers to get these all to work in one way or another. They may have bit off the proverbial more than they can chew. We have a black dude who broke out of prison who throughout has proclaimed his innocence, also the apocalypse, Then the end of the world but we are not sure how or by who, but we were given a pretty good idea with the alien in the bushes who can walk like some kind of spider. The list goes on I only wish the show would. Skulljockey

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Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 4:57 pm

I love you, Anonymous.  Brilliant cover of both shows.  I have forwarded your plot suggestion to both Amazon and Bosch tools.


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Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 3:44 pm

Also, if you can judge popularity by amount of downloads (and reseeding) "The Rebels" is the most popular of the five pilots by far. Very curious...


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Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 2:53 pm

I really liked 'The Rebels'... Too bad they didn't really give it a chance to build a following.



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Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 10:56 am

Very happy that both The After and Bosch got picked up, thought both of their pilots where really good and showed potential


Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 8:30 am
Bosch was brilliant, huge fan of the books and think the adaptation was very solid, extremely happy it's going to series!

Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 7:39 am
The After and Bosch require some fine tuning. But if done properly the potential is there. I think Bosch would have been better plotted as someone from H. Bosch bloodline discovers that demonic forces from his ancestors paintings were now bound to various powertools and only he could destroy them.Free advertising via product placement for Bosch tools. Like the Friday the 13th tv series meets Driller Killer. I would enjoy the Laser level and dishwasher episodes.
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