Amazon Studios took the wraps off its slate of pilots to kick off 2015, and the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that a number of top Hollywood producers are in the lineup. Among them are Ridley Scott (“Alien”), Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Randall Wallace (“Braveheart”).
Also in the works is “The New Yorker Presents,” the studio’s first docu-series pilot, which is inspired by the magazine.
“As with previous pilot seasons, users of the online retailer will be invited to view and provide feedback on the pilots they want to see turned into full series,” the story notes.
Among the new projects:
“Cocked” — an hourlong dark comedy starring Sam Trammell, Jason Lee, Brian Dennehy and Laura Fraser, created by Sam Baum (“Lie to Me”) and Sam Shaw (the TV series “Manhattan”).
“Down Dog” — stars Josh Casuabon, Paget Brewster, Kris Kristofferson and Lyndsy Fonseca.
“Mad Dogs” — another hourlong dark comedy, based on a British series, starring Steve Zahn, Billy Zane and Michael Imperioli, with the pilot created by Cris Cole (“The Bill”).
“The Man in the High Castle” — based on Phillip K. Dick’s book, starring Rufus Sewell and DJ Qualls. Frank Spotnitz wrote the pilot and executive produces along with Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker.
“Point of Honor” — stars Nathan Parsons, with the pilot directed by Randall Wallace and written by Carton Cuse.
“Salem Rogers” — stars Leslie Bibb as a former supermodel, along with Rachel Dratch, Jane Kaczmarek and Harry Hamlin.
Please click on the link above to go to the L.A. Times for additional details on all of the projects.