Amazon offers more comedy in pilot season
| 21 June 2014
As part of its third pilot season debuting later this year on its Instant Video service, Amazon Studios today announced it is to debut the half-hour dramatic comedy pilot Really from Main Street Films.
Written, created and directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, Really is a behind-the-scenes look at the psychological and emotional complexities of marriage, and the dynamics of a tight-knit group of friends.
As with other programmes in Amazon's pilot seasons, customers will be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series, which will then become available on Prime Instant Video. In 2013, Amazon Studios launched its first two prime time series Alpha House and Betas, and recently debuted its first children's series Tumble Leaf.
"At Amazon Studios, we're always looking for shows with distinctive voices and captivating characters that our customers won't see anywhere else on TV," commented Amazon Studios director Roy Price. "From the moment we read the script we knew that Really is one of those shows, and we think Amazon customers will really (pun intended) enjoy viewing the pilot later this year."
"One of the most accomplished comedy writer/directors around, Jay's script stays true to the humour that his fans know and love him for and Amazon as the distribution platform will no doubt allow a whole new audience to be introduced to him," added Craig Chang, chairman of Main Street Films.