Amazon Studios takes an interactive approach to narrowing down their pilot selection. Previously, they posted a selections of comedies and kid shows online and let viewers weigh in with their opinions. The feedback is taken into account when they make their final decisions. Amazon's doing this again for their next slate of programming, which consists of comedies, dramas and kids programs and the pilots are now available to view.
It's a real benefit that Amazon's already set up, not only as a shopping site but also a streaming video service, which allows them to not only make their pilots available but also allow viewers to submit feedback on each of the episodes. From there, they decide which ones they want to go to series. Here are the primetime pilots in contention right now:
Bosch follows a relentless LAPD homicide detective as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected serial killer in cold blood.
Written by Eric Overmyer, Bosch stars Titus Welliver as the title character, with Annie Weresching, Amy Price-Francis and James Hector are also among the cast.
The After follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.
The project is based on the memoir Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall. Mozart in the Jungle is all about sex, drugs—and classical music—and shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage.
The cast includes Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters and Peter Vack.
Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass.
Transparent is a darkly comedic story about an LA family with serious boundary issues. In this exploration of sex, memory, gender and legacy, the past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.
In addition the above primetime pilots, Amazon also has Kids' pilots Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, The Jo B. and G. Raff show, Hardboiled Eggheads, Maker Shack Agency and Wishenpoof. View all of the pilots here and be sure to rate the ones you like to give them a better shot at going to series.