Amazon TV’s Spring “Pilot” List

Check out Amazon Prime’s “Pilot Season” slate of shows.

Netflix and Amazon have been in a heated battle for streaming media supremacy for some time now.  In addition to their large catalogs of previously released titles, both services have been accumulating exclusive original content.  However, the method how they develop their new shows is much different.  Amazon adopted a traditional television “pilot” system, which allows Prime members give feedback on which shows they want full seasons of.  Amazon’s next “pilot season” begins March 17 and below is a list of titles that will be up for full seasons, courtesy of Business Insider.

“The Legend of Master Legend”

"The Legend of Master Legend"

Amazon

Length: 30 minutes

Amazon Description: “The Legend of Master Legend” is a dark comedy about the life of Frank Lafount, a.k.a. Master Legend — a homemade superhero whose mission is to protect the people of Las Vegas from evildoers. Master Legend juggles the demands of justice with the even more complicated demands of his real family, who don’t see him as a hero at all.

“Budding Prospects”

"Budding Prospects"

Amazon

Length: 30 minutes

Amazon Description: In 1983, three hapless city boys move from their comfort zone of the San Francisco counter-culture to Mendacino to grow marijuana. Their expectations of the experience being a back-to-the-land, nurturing adventure in a beautiful rustic setting run up against the harsh truth prior to their arrival at “The Summer Camp” – a miserably run-down shanty out in the middle of nowhere, where they are bedeviled by rats, snakes, mosquitoes, and harsh, unfriendly growing conditions, noisy neighbors, dangerous locals, and menacing law enforcement. The pilot stars Adam Rose (“Veronica Mars”), Joel David Moore (“Bones”), Will Sasso (“MADtv”) and Brett Gelman (“Fleabag”).

“The New V.I.P.’s”

"The New V.I.P.’s"

The show stars Ben SchwartzYouTube/Reddit

Length: 30 minutes

Amazon Description: Amazon’s first adult animated comedy show, “The New V.I.P.’s” follows a group of low-level employees who seize control of a major corporation after accidentally murdering their boss. The pilot stars Matt Braunger (“Agent Carter”), Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation”), Missi Pyle (“Gone Girl”) and Jonathan Adams (Last Man Standing).

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Amazon

Length: Hour

Amazon Description: It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan, “House of Cards”) has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent—one that changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy…a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.

“Oasis”

"Oasis"

Amazon

Length: Hour

Amazon Description: Based on the cult-hit novel The Book of Strange New Things from Michel Faber, “Oasis” follows a chaplain (Richard Madden, “Game of Thrones”) who is sent into space to help establish a colony on a distant planet. What he ends up discovering not only puts his faith to the test, but life as we know it.

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