Amazon Studios, the movie and series production arm of Amazon.com, announced that it has greenlit a pilot for the original children’s series "Maker Shack Agency," to be produced by Electus Studios.
The series follows 13-year-old inventor Angus Wolfe, aka “Wolfie,” and his two friends and fellow “makers,” Jo and Merle, as they create new inventions to improve their clients' lives in Akron, Ohio.
“We are incredibly excited for our first initiative with Amazon and we look forward to inspiring the next generation of makers,” said Drew Buckley, chief operating officer and head of digital for Electus. “With 'Maker Shack Agency,' we hope to inspire kids to think about new and different ways to solve life’s problems and to never be afraid of failure-as Wolfie always says, ‘Fail Forward.'”
The production crew will team up with research and development company, Applied Minds, and their scientists, engineers and programmers to design exciting gadgets that will be featured in the show to inspire a new generation of inventors.
Last month, Amazon Studios announced five new kids pilots including "Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street," "Grid Smasher," "Hard-Boiled Eggheads," "The Jo B. & G. Raff Show," and "Wishenpoof!" The pilots will be available on Amazon Instant Video early next year.
This spring, Amazon ordered five pilots to series: "Alpha House," "Betas," "Annebots," "Creative Galaxy" and Tumble Leaf." The shows will stream on Prime Instant Video later this year and in early 2014.