Amazon offers a wide-range of genres in this latest slate of pilots ranging from 'Edge', 'Z', 'Patriot', 'Good Girls Revolt', 'One Mississippi', and 'Highston'.
AceShowbiz - Following their five Primetime Emmy wins, Amazon announces six pilots that will launch this fall season. They come from the likes of Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon", "Iron Man 3"), Louis C.K. ("Louie), Sacha Baron Cohen ("The Dictator"), Steven Conrad ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"), and Tig Notaro ("Boyish Girl Interrupted").
The talents, meanwhile, include Anna Camp ("Pitch Perfect"), Flea ("The Big Lebowski"), Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood"), Shaquille O'Neal ("Blended"), Terry O'Quinn ("Lost"), Chris Parnell ("Saturday Night Live"), Mary Lynn Rajskub ("24"), Christina Ricci ("Monster"), and David Strathairn ("The Bourne Ultimatum").
"Our latest pilot season brings together a diverse group of shows that we think customers will really enjoy," Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. "We have something for everyone in this season and I am excited to see which shows spark conversation amongst our customers and what they want to be made into series."
The Amazon fall pilots are as follows:
Based on George G. Gilman's best-selling book series of the same name which has been described as "the most violent western in print," "Edge" is developed by Shane Black and Fred Dekker ("Tales from the Crypt", "Star Trek: Enterprise"). Set in the post-Civil War American West, it stars Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten, and Yvonne Strahovski.
"Good Girls Revolt"
The pilot is inspired by the landmark sexual discrimination cases chronicled in Lynn Povich's book, "The Good Girls Revolt". Set in the revolutionary times of 1969, it follows a group of young female researchers at "News of the Week," who simply ask to be treated fairly. Anna Camp, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Jim Belushi are among the cast members. The characters appearing in it include famous figures like Nora Ephron.
"Highston" is a comedy about what it means to be normal in a world that's anything but. It revolves around a 19-year-old with invisible celebrity friends. The pilot guest stars Shaquille O'Neal and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea. It is written by Oscar-nominee Bob Nelson ("Nebraska") and directed by Independent Spirit Award winners Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris ("Little Miss Sunshine"). Sacha Baron Cohen is among the producers.
A dark comedy, loosely inspired by Tig Notaro's life, "One Mississippi" follows Tig as she returns to her childhood hometown of Bay Saint Lucille, Mississippi, and deals with the complex issues after the unexpected death of her mother. It stars Noah Harpster ("Transparent"), John Rothman" ("The Devil Wears Prada"), and Casey Wilson ("Gone Girl"). Louis C.K. serves as an executive producer.
The political thriller "Patriot" follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman) whose latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear. The pilot is supported by Terry O'Quinn, Michael Chernus, Kathleen Munroe, Aliette Opheim, and Kurtwood Smith. It is written and directed by Steven Conrad.
"Z" is a modern take on one of the most notorious love stories of all time. It stars Christina Ricci as the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. It starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gavin Stenhouse) and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage.