Everything Sucks and Mozart in the Jungle, two well-received shows that streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, respectively, have been cancelled. Does this signify a shift in the streaming landscape?
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Netflix and DreamWorks partner for six new animated shows, including She-Ra and The Boss Baby: Back in Business
- Showtime unveils its first Homeland season 7 trailer
- Amazon shows off the trailer for the fourth season of Mozart in the Jungle
- Our first look at the Wachowskis’ Sense8 finale special
- Netflix drops a trailer for its upcoming sci-fi series Altered Carbon
- Fuller House season 3B gets a new trailer
- And more!
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More often than not, TV show pilots aren’t made available to the public until the show has been picked up as a series. But Amazon has bucked tradition and taken to uploading their completed pilots to Amazon Prime Video for everyone to see. This enabled audiences to provide feedback into which pilots they might want to see nab a full series order. But those days may be numbered. Amazon is now considering nixing that idea entirely, and hiding their pilots away the way a miser hides his riches. The era of Amazon pilots might be over.
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The pilot for Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle deviated in several major respects from Philip K. Dick‘s original novel — about an alternate timeline in which Germany and Japan won WWII, and occupy divided United States territory — but it’s a good hour of television, and a very promising start to the series. Evidently enough people saw it that way, and the show was ranked highly enough for Amazon to order it to series. Along with The Man in the High Castle series order came some other orders, which we’ll run down below. Read More »
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The current season of Amazon original shows offers up another debut series later this month, when Mozart in the Jungle begins streaming on Amazon Prime. The show, from creators Paul Weitz, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers, adapts the memoir by Blair Tindell. The story follows dynamic young conductor Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) as he shakes up a major New York City symphony orchestra. Rodrigo has a nonconformist style and a demanding approach to conducting… and he also seems to have conversations with Mozart. There’s more than that — some sex, some power struggles, and potential new personalities as Rodrigo cleans house in the orchestra — all of which is shown to some degree in this Mozart in the Jungle trailer. Read More »
Earlier this year Amazon posted a new round of ten pilots, offering viewers the chance to check them all out before voting on ones they liked best. Five of the pilots were aimed at kids, with the other five geared towards adults. Now four of the five “adult” shows have been ordered to series. Two are particularly notable: the new Chris Carter show The After, and Transparent, in which Jeffrey Tambor plays a father who reveals a truth about his own life, and in so doing really changes the family dynamic.
Also getting orders are Bosch, and Mozart in the Jungle. Details on each is below. Read More »