Amazon has unveiled the line up for its third pilot season, which will once again utilize viewer feedback to decide what shows will receive more episodes after five pilots premiere on Aug. 28.
The diverse offerings include three half-hour comedies and two hour-long thrillers, starring Selma Blair, Adam Brody, Sarah Chalke, Dana Delany, Ron Perlman, Paul Reiser, Chloë Sevigny and Mena Suvari.
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Comedy “The Cosmopolitans,” written, produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Whit Stillman (“The Last Days of Disco”), follows a group of young Americans searching for love in Paris.
“Really,” a half-hour marriage comedy from “Super Troopers” director Jay Chandrasekhar, revolves around four hard-charging suburban Chicago couples trying to grasp on-to their dwindling youth.
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Coming-of-age comedy “Red Oaks” is directed by David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express”) and produced by Steven Soderbergh. It stars Craig Roberts (“Submarine”) as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey in 1985.
“Hysteria,” an hour-long drama that takes place in Texas, follows Suvari returning to Austin to investigate a strange, psycho-physiological illness that manifests itself in violent fits and spreads in the community through technology. Shaun Cassidy, best known for genre thrillers such as “Invasion” and “American Gothic,” wrote the pilot and executive produces.
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“Hand of God,” the TV debut of filmmaker Marc Forster (“Monster’s Ball”), will star Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) as a powerful judge who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no evidence, he relies on “visions” and “messages” he believes are being sent by God through Pernell’s ventilator-bound son.
“We are delighted to be able to bring Amazon customers new shows from some of Hollywood’s most talented actors and creators,” Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “There is something for everyone in this season and I can’t wait to hear our customers’ feedback when they premiere later this month.”