Amazon Adds Dramedy ‘Really’ to Next Round of PilotsBy: Josh Wolford - June 20, 2014
Add another interesting pilot to Amazon Studios’ next (third) round of originals – the company has just announced Really, “a funny, extremely honest behind-the-curtain look at the psychological and emotional complexities of marriage, and the charged dynamics of a tight-knit group of friends.”
Really comes to us from Main Street Films and Jay Chandrasekhar, who you probably know from Super Troopers, Beerfest, and other Broken Lizard productions. He’ll star as well, alongside Scrubs‘ Sarah Chalke and Hellboy‘s Selma Blair. The pilot will also feature Travis Schuldt, Hayes MacArthur, Collette Wolfe, Luka Jones, Lindsay Sloane and Rob Delaney.
Here’s Amazon’s full description of the new pilot:
Really is about four hard-charging suburban Chicago couples trying to grasp on to their dwindling youth. At the center are the happily but messily married couple “Jed,” played by Chandrasekhar, and “Lori,” played by Sarah Chalke. When Jed is faced with the choice of keeping his pal’s secret or destroying his friend group, he winds up digging himself into a very deep hole. Really explores marriage, friendship and the stifling peculiarities of suburban Chicago life
“Really is meant to be a sophisticated, funny, strikingly honest cable comedy for adults,” said Jay Chandrasekhar. “We’re going to talk honestly about subjects including sex, alcohol, addiction, drugs, race and politics. Good fun.”
Really is the third piece in Amazon Studios’ upcoming pilot puzzle. Back in April, we learned that two other pilots had begun filming – Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman, a story about “a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side, who suffers a mental breakdown, and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart.”
And The Cosmopolitans, starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny, which “follows a group of young American expatriates in Paris searching for love and friendship in a foreign city.”
Amazon hasn’t given a specific launch date for these three pilots, but say they will be available for your feedback later this year.
Image via Jay Chandrasekhar, Twitter