John Goodman. Photo via IMDb

Netflix may have scored Kevin Spacey for its new political drama House of Cards. But Amazon.com, which is making its own heavy push into original content, has landed its own star.

TechCrunch reports that actor John Goodman will star in the upcoming comedy Amazon series, Alpha House. The show, which is written by Pulitzer-Prize winner Garry Trudeau, is currently in production, according to Amazon’s Web site.

Goodman is well known for his roles on the TV show Roseanne, as well as starring in films from the Coen brothers, like the The Big Lebowski and Barton Fink.

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Comments

  • Doon

    Yikes. Do you suppose this is Amazon’s scheme to get people to turn away from tv shows and back to reading books?

  • Malitia Malimob

    The way to increase margins is to eliminate the suppliers e.g. studios.

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