Coming-of-age stories are a rarity on television, where youth is generally tainted by unrealistic wealth and precociousness, and this is exactly what makes Amazon Studiosí Red Oaks feel like such a breath of fresh weed-clogged air. Itís like The Wonder Years as filtered through Dazed and Confused, and itís about as perfect as dramedy pilots get.
Amazon announced their third Pilot Season will begin on Thursday, August 28, but theyíre cutting back the initial number of ratable series to just five. Should make it easier to sort through, right?
And Soderbergh isnít the only big name in Red OaksĎ corner. Directing the pilot will be David Gordon Green, who recently returned to his dramatic roots with Nic Cage in Joe, though heíll probably be bringing his Eastbound & Down swagger to this project.