Amazon’s amping up for fall and announced six new pilots with Hollywood heavyweights, including shows created by Louis CK and Sacha Baron Cohen.
As usual, you the viewer get to decide what stays and what goes. Once the pilots debut later this fall, Amazon Video’s audience will vote on whether they would like to see the shows turned into a series or not.
Of course, it’s all part of the Prime package. Earlier this week, Amazon announced that to celebrate its big Emmy wins with Transparent (second season debuts Dec. 4) that it will offer a special Prime price, $67, for new subscribers if you sign up this Friday.
Here are the six pilots:
This is a dark comedy starring Tig Notaro — who caused quite the Internet interruption with her “I have cancer” routine that went viral (she also writes for Amy Schumer) — as she goes home to deal with the “unexpected death of her mother.” Written and produced by Diablo Cody (Juno) and executive produced by Louis CK.
This is Sacha Baron Cohen’s executive produced baby about possible mental illness and imaginary friends: Highston is a 19-year-old with a “wide circle of celebrity friends” that only he can see.
Based on George G. Gilman’s books, called “the most violent western in print,” Edge is based in 1868 and follows a Union officer turned cowboy post Civil War as he uses his “own peculiar (and savage) brand of justice.” Wild West antics ensue.
Good Girls Revolt
Based on Lynn Povich’s book of the same name about a landmark sexual discrimination case, this show is based in 1969 and follows several young women researchers at a news org who are struggling for equality in their workplace.
A political thriller that follows an intelligence officer. His assignment? To stop Iran from “going nuclear.”
A biopic about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda, who was quite the party girl in the 1920s, starring Christina Ricci.