Amazon.com’s original film and series production arm, Amazon Studios, announced its first original slate of comedy pilots today, ordering six pilots from a mix of industry veterans and newcomers, Deadline.com reports.
“These are Amazon’s first green lights since the studio expanded into original programming development earlier this year,” the piece reports. “Once the six pilots are completed, they will be posted on Amazon Instant Video for Amazon customers to watch for free. Viewer feedback will help determine which series Amazon Studios will produce.”
Said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios: “Since launching our original series development effort, we have received more than 2,000 series ideas from creators around the world with all different backgrounds, and we are extremely excited to begin production on our very first set of pilots.”
The projects, according to Deadline, are:
“Alpha House,” written by Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer-Prize winner Garry Trudeau.
“Browsers,” written by 12-time Emmy-winning comedy writer David Javerbaum.
“Dark Minions,” written by “Big Bang Theory” co-stars Kevin Sussman and John Ross Bowie.
“The Onion Presents: The News,” from The Onion’s Will Graham & Dan Mirk.
“Supanatural,” written by Lily Sparks, Price Peterson and Ryan Sandoval.
“Those Who Can’t,” written by Andrew Orvedahl, Adam Cayton-Holland and Benjamin Roy.