Amazon Picks Up Pilots For Full Series
The audiences have spoken! Amazon Prime Instant Video have unveiled the fruits of their January pilots season, and we can reveal which of the new shows we’ll be seeing more of.
The Man In The High Castle
So, The Man In The High Castle is the new darling of the January pilots season, being the most watched Amazon Original pilot since their January pilots began. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to check out the superb first episode, the series is based off an alternative history novel by Philip K. Dick which depicts a world where Germany and Japan won World War II and the two superpowers are fighting their own cold war in very different – yet very similar – circumstances.
Mad Dogs, an American remake of the British show with the same name, has also been picked up by Amazon for a full season. The series is about a reunion of old friends in a Belizean villa where everything goes quite wrong. Long-held grudges, lies and a body all come to the surface.
The New Yorker Presents
The innovative The New Yorker Presents has also seen success and will be picked up for the full-season. The docu-series is quite unlike anything Amazon or others have tried before, reenacting stories and presenting poems and ideas from the beloved magazine. It’s basically everything that makes The New Yorker such a cultural delight to read, presented visually. The pilot is out there, but it seems to have worked.
Here’s hoping each full series can fulfill the promise of the pilots!