Amazon letting viewers play TV exec for the second time with 10 new pilots
6th Feb 2014 | 23:07
...will probably overrule the public vote anyway
The 10 new titles, which include potential drama series as well as comedies this time around, are available to stream now. The company asks for feedback once the single episode is complete.
Just like last year's offerings, the web giant says it'll take audience feedback into account when it chooses which of the shows will be green lit for a full series.
Amazon, of course, will still have the final say, but hopes gauging wider audience response will result in better success rates than traditional Hollywood methods.
The truth (good pilot) is out there...
Among the new line-up is cop drama Bosch, The After written by X-Files creator Chris Carter and Mozart in the Jungle, a drama/comedy starring Jason Schwartzman.
Transparent, a dark comedy, and sports comedy The Rebels round out the grown-up offerings, while the other five are aimed at kids.
Last year, following the same process, Amazon ordered full series of Alpha House and Betas, while a TV adaptation of Zombieland failed to make the cut.
The company's more democratic way of choosing and distributing original content differs greatly from Netflix's. The rival service tends to make the entire show before distributing to viewers to enjoy (or not) as they see fit.