Amazon Gives Full Series Orders to Five New Shows

May 29, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Amazon announced today that it is greenlighting five new series for full-season orders. The online company ordered the comedies “Alpha House” and “Betas” and the children’s programs “Annebots,” “Creative Galaxy” and “Tumbleaf.”

The company said in its announcement that the shows “have been given the greenlight to begin production on a full series of episodes that will air exclusively on Prime Instant Video later this year and in early 2014. Amazon and LOVEFiLM customers gave feedback that Amazon Studios used to decide which comedy and kids pilots should be made into Amazon’s first original series.”

Said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios: “We are thrilled at the enthusiastic customer response to our first original pilots. We built Amazon Studios so that customers could help decide which stories would make the very best movies and TV shows. It’s exciting to see the process in motion, doing exactly what we set out to do. The success of this first set of pilots has given us the push to try this approach with even more shows — this is just the beginning.”

“Alpha House” creator Garry Trudeau said: “We’re thrilled to have emerged safely from this harrowing exercise in online democracy. All of us at ‘Alpha House’ thank both Amazon and its wise and wonderful customer base for such a happy outcome. As the future of episodic TV packs up and moves to Seattle, we hope the audience will continue to have as much fun watching the show as we have making it.”

“Annebots” focuses on Anne, described by the company as “a young scientist who creates three robot helpers to assist her scientific experiments in the back of her dad’s junkyard. This science-based series from creator J.J. Johnson aims to introduce kids to science and technology in a fun, new way.”

“Creative Galaxy” is described as “an animated interactive art adventure series, designed to inspire kids’ creative thinking through crafts, story, music and dance. The series was created by Angela Santomero, creator of ‘Blue’s Clues’ and the Emmy-nominated literacy series ‘Super Why!’”

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