Amazon preps next kids' TV pilot season

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 17 June 2015

Amazon will debut its next kids' TV pilot season on 26 June on its Prime Instant Video service in the US, UK and Germany.

Four animated kids pilots - The Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertop, Lost In Oz, Lily the Unicorn and Bear in Underwear - will premiere along with two live-action kids' pilots - A History of Radness and The Kicks.

The new pilots will come from an accomplished roster of creative talent, including David Babcock (Brothers & Sisters, Gilmore Girls), Andrew Green (Hannah Montana, Suddenly Susan), Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio (Marvel Universe Live, Evergone), The Jim Henson Company (The Muppets, Fraggle Rock), as well as Bureau of Magic's Abram Makowka, Darin Mark, Jared Mark, and Mark Warshaw (East Los High, Dirty Little Secret, Smallville).

"Each of these new pilots brings a quality level of character and storytelling that naturally connect with kids and families," said Tara Sorensen, head of kids programming at Amazon Studios. "We are excited to bring the combination of great talent, hard work and remarkable vision to our customers."

Customers will once again be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series for Prime members.

Amazon continues to invest in kids' programming, recently announcing the second season of its Emmy-nominated original kids' series Annedroids.