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Amazon sends five viewers-choice pilots to series
After several weeks of audience reviews and voting, Amazon has chosen five pilots to go to series.
For future reference, aspiring writers, what Amazon was looking for appears to have been Greek letters.
On the adult side, Amazon picked up the political satire "Alpha House" and the tech comedy "Betas." On the kiddie side, Amazon has ordered "Annebots," "Creative Galaxy" and "Tumbleleaf."
While the highest profile of the Amazon pilots, "Zombieland," was rejected last week, "Alpha House" was probably the second highest profile with stars including John Goodman and Garry Trudeau as its creator.
"We are thrilled at the enthusiastic customer response to our first original pilots," blurbs Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. "We built Amazon Studios so that customers could help decide which stories would make the very best movies and TV shows. It’s exciting to see the process in motion, doing exactly what we set out to do. The success of this first set of pilots has given us the push to try this approach with even more shows—this is just the beginning."