Amazon Picks Up Betas And Alpha House To Series, Drops Two Other Pilots
Just a few weeks after Amazon made eight pilots available for audiences to both watch and review (as well as 14 children’s pilots), the company is busy deciding which pilots to move forward to series and which won’t make the cut. On Friday, Amazon announced Betas and Alpha House have earned pick ups, while the high profile project Zombieland and Browsers will not be moving forward.
Deadline first reported the news, noting that while Zombieland was in high contention for a pick up, the project, based on the movie of the same name, will not be moving forward. Writer and producer Rhett Reese is none too happy about the development, taking to Twitter to voice his opinion.
I wish I could defend the pilot, but we didn’t like it, either. Unfortunately, the musical-comedy Browsers won’t be moving forward, as well, and will have to rest in peace alongside NBC’s Smash.
On the bright side, both Betas, which follows a Silicon Valley start-up, and Alpha House, which follows four politicians living together in Washington D.C. will get more episodes. Neither of these pickups is a huge surprise, since both had a little star power to support them, including Ed Begley, Jr. in Betas and John Goodman and Mark Consuelos in Alpha House. Even though Amazon has picked up two pilots, that still leaves four adult pilots in contention for a pick up. Supanatural, Onion News Empire, Those Who Can’t, and Dark Minions still have a shot, so if you liked any of those pilots, now is the time to give them a good Amazon review.
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