Amazon has given full-season orders for five new shows, Deadline.com reports.
The shows include the Frank Spotnitz drama “The Man in the High Castle,” along with the dark comedy “Mad Dogs,” the docuseries “The New Yorker Presents” and two children’s shows: “Just Add Magic” and “The Stinky & Dirty Show.”
The shows are due to roll out on Prime Instant starting later this year.
“‘The Man in the High Castle’ is based on Philip K. Dick’s alternative history novel in which Nazi Germany and Japan were the victors of World War II,” Deadline notes. The novel won the esteemed Hugo Award in 1963. Some of the notable films made from Philip K. Dick stories include “Blade Runner,” “Minority Report” and “Total Recall.”
“Mad Dogs,” based on a U.K. show, comes from Cris Cole and Shawn Ryan, and “follows the reunion of a group of underachieving forty-something friends in a Belizean villa where grudges begin to emerge and secrets explode as their trip becomes a labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception and murder,” the story reports.