Last year we were somewhat disappointed, if not altogether unsurprised to see that Amazon had rejected the 'Zombieland' pilot in favor to 'Betas' and 'Alpha House,' but the studio's second round of original series has proven much more ambitious. Of five pilots previously made available to stream, Amazon has impressively given series orders to four, including Jeffrey Tambor's critically-lauded 'Transparent,' and 'X-Files' creator Chris Carter's post-apocalyptic drama 'The After.'
Amazon Studios' initial pilot season drew plenty of attention for its concept in letting viewers choose which new series went to production, exciting us all with the concept of a 'Zombieland' continuation, thought the streaming service ultimately opted for the more demure 'Alpha House' and 'Betas.' Round 2 has arrived, as Amazon made available 10 new pilots from the likes of 'X-Files' creator Chris Carter's 'The After' to Jason Schwartzman's 'Mozart in the Jungle'!
Amazon has recently gone about recruiting some big names for its six upcoming comedy pilots, including the larger-than-life John Goodman and former 'Frasier' star Bebe Neuwirth, but its latest casting might be the most 'Arresting' development yet. Fresh off Netflix's upcoming 'Arrested Development' reunion, fellow streaming service-turned original content provider Amazon has recruited Jeffrey Tambor for a starring role in upcoming series 'The Onion Presents: The News,' but will it interfere with other projects?