More Amazon Originals get full seasons
October 6, 2014
Amazon has confirmed that two more original pilots will return exclusively to Prime Instant Video next year as full series. Dramatic thriller Hand of God, written by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice), along with Steven Soderbergh’s coming-of-age comedy, Red Oaks, will become the next Amazon Original Series following positive customer reviews of the pilot episodes.
As part of its unique development process, Amazon gives customers an opportunity to provide feedback on which pilots they want turned into series on Prime Instant Video. During pilot season, any Amazon customer in the US and UK can watch, rate and comment on the pilots. At the end of pilot season, that feedback helps determine the shows that become an Amazon Original Series. This past February, Amazon customers posted comments during the second pilot season, which helped Amazon decide to greenlight six series — Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Bosch, The After, and kids series Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and Wishenpoof! Prime members can now enjoy all ten episodes of Transparent which debuted at the end of September, and can look forward to full episodes of the other shows in the coming months.