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Move on over, Netflix — Amazon is playing to win. Hoping to compete with other streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu, Amazon Studios has announced that it has given the green light to three more original half-hour comedy pilots.
The new pilots include: Mozart in the Jungle, written by Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom and The Darjeeling Limited), Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom and Rushmore), and Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher); The Outlaws, written by Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up) and Jon Weinbach; and Transparent, written and directed by Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under). Here’s a quick look at them:
Mozart in the Jungle
The show is based on Blair Tindall’s memoir of the same name and follows the behind-the-curtain action at the symphony, which, according to Amazon Studios, is sex, drugs, and of course some classical music.
The comedy is about the ins and outs of a professional football team from the perspective of the players and the back office.
Viewers will be able to watch the comedies online in early 2014 and provide feedback, which will help Amazon decide which pilots will be produced as series on Prime Instant Video and Amazon’s LOVEFiLM in the U.K.
Amazon’s first two comedies, Alpha House and Betas, which were chosen to be turned into series in April, are expected to air online this fall.
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