Determined to be the next Netflix, Amazon is continuing its original programming plans with the company's third wave of TV pilots now available.
Five shows are in contention: Whit Stillman's Paris-set "The Cosmopolitans" starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny; Marc Forster's "Hand Of God" starring Ron Perlman and Dana Delaney; the Mena Suvari-led medical drama "Hysteria"; David Gordon Green's coming of age comedy "Red Oaks", and Jay Chandrasekhar’s laugher "Really".
All five are available for viewing through Amazon’s Prime Instant Video in the U.S. and UK. Viewers can weigh in with opinions on which shows should be made into Amazon Original Series. Here's the sizzle real for all five:
This follows on from the first pilot wave of which only "Alpha House" and "Betas" made it to series and neither of which has made much impact. The second wave of pilots took place in February with six shows greenlit.
The best reviewed of those shows was "Transparent," Jill Soloway's dramedy in which Jeffrey Tambor stars as a Los Angeles family patriarch who has been battling to share the news that he's transitioning to become a woman. The news doesn't go over well with his neurotic trio of adult children or his ex-wife. Now the first trailer has arrived for that show's first season which is due to premiere on September 26th.