Amazon has made it official–Alpha House is coming back for a second season and production is set to begin this summer.
Reports had already indicated that the series, which stars John Goodman as a Republican Senator sharing a Washington D.C. house with other senators, would be renewed for another season. Today, Amazon has made the official announcement.
“We are delighted that Alpha House is a winner among Prime members,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “More than 6,000 customers gave the show a perfect five-star rating and have posted glowing, witty and compelling reviews asking for a second season. We’re excited to begin production and keep the story about these senators alive.”
According to the company, Alpha House is the most popular TV season on Amazon Instant Video right now, which obviously made the decision pretty easy.
Alpha House was one of the first original series to launch from Amazon Studios–which has been expanding and has now produced over a dozen comedy and drama pilots.
“Alpha House is a joy to work on, and we’re thrilled that the show’s been renewed by Amazon,” said the shows’s creator, Garry Trudeau. “It’s fun to dance on the leading edge of streaming video, where audiences converge on server farms at all hours, besotted by John Goodman and free two-day shipping.”
We also learn from Amazon that six new pilots have been greenlit for full series runs. We knew that X-Files creator Chris Carter’s post-apocalyptic series The After; Bosch, based on the Michael Connelly book series of the same name; Mozart in the Jungle, a comedy series from Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman; and Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor, had all been picked up. But today we hear that Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and Wishenpoof!, two childrens’ shows, have also been given the go-ahead.
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