Amazon Studios used their stop on the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour to announce premiere dates and post trailers for many of their new TV series launching this Fall.
The most notable is Woody Allen’s highly-anticipated drama “Crisis in Six Scenes,” a 1960s set comedy about a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who causes chaos in their household. It is slated to premiere September 30th.
Next is “Goliath,” the return of “Boston Legal” and “Ally McBeal” creator David E. Kelley to the legal drama genre. Speaking at the tour, Kelley says he has no plans to return to broadcast television and has only praise for the subscription series model. Billy Bob Thornton plays a down-and-out lawyer who seeks redemption in a legal system where truth has become a commodity that heavily bends towards the rich. The series will debut on October 14th.
Then there’s the second season of “The Man in the High Castle,” a show that has been the subject of controversy with the departure of showrunner Frank Spotnitz halfway through this season’s production. Instead, the series is continuing on without a showrunner. New episodes premiere on December 16th.
Onto the half-hour shows and there’s the dark comedy/drama “One Mississippi” all about comedian Tig Notaro’s life as she returns to her hometown in Mississippi upon her mother’s untimely death. It premieres September 9th.
Then there’s “Fleabag” about a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled and tactless woman (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) who throws herself into the world of modern living in London. The series is based on a play that won Fringe First Award at Edinburgh.
Also announced were the third season of “Transparent” on September 23rd, “Good Girls Revolt” which will premiere October 28th, the second season of “Red Oaks” which will screen November 11th, and the third season of “Mozart in the Jungle” on December 9th.