While Netflix has received a lot of attention for its original shows throughout the year (including fourteen Emmy nominations and a much talked-about speech from Kevin Spacey last week), don't forget, it's online streaming competitors are gearing up to offer more original content as well.
Two of those competitors - Amazon and Hulu - both have new projects in the news today.
Amazon announced that it is greenlighting a pilot for a new original children's series called Maker Shack Agency, which is being produced by Electus Studios. Here's how Amazon describes it:
Maker Shack Agency follows the exploits of 13-year-old inventor Angus Wolfe, aka “Wolfie,” and his two best friends and fellow “makers,” Jo and Merle, in the hardscrabble town of Akron, Ohio. These three teenage thinkers and tinkerers use all the branches of science and personal ingenuity to solve their client’s problems by making a new invention every episode. Together, they make people’s lives better by coming up with science and technology-inspired inventions for their various problems.
Deadline reports that Hulu and Lionsgate have teamed up on a thirty-minute comedy series called Deadbeat. It comes from co-creators Cody Heller and Brett Konner, as well as Lionsgate TV and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment. Hulu reportedly ordered ten episodes, and it will debut next year on both Hulu and Hulu Plus.
Deadbeat is apparently about a medium who helps ghosts settle unfinished business.
Image: Amazon Studios