The shows that have been picked up include 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.
The fifth adult pilot, The Rebels, has been put on hold. Amazon also debuted 5 kids pilots at the same time. No word on those yet.
The After “follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.” Its pilot was met with critical acclaim, with many saying the story showed promise.
Bosch was also able to drum up some excitement with its pilot.
Team Bosch thank you for all the enthusiasm and support !! I will shout when this is confirmed! Bless you all!
— TitusWelliver (@welliver_titus) March 11, 2014
As is Amazon Studios’ calling card, they left the fate of the show in the hands of the viewers. Feedback from the pilots ultimately determined which shows would get ordered for a full series. The After and Bosch are the very first drama pilots ever ordered to full series by Amazon–the studio had previously produce full runs of a couple of comedy shows Alpha House and Betas, the former of which has been granted a second season.
Image via YouTube