Amazon Prime original series needed either fairy wings or a spaceship to escape the bloodbath of Amazon cancellations, as the streaming service axed five shows including Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old to Die Young and the Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen-fronted supernatural series Forever. But in the midst of Amazon’s ruthless cancellations, Carnival Row survived with a second season renewal, despite it being a month out from its season 1 premiere.
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Since the fall season has traditionally been when networks debut their biggest new series for the year, Amazon Studios has consistently followed suit by revealing a batch of new pilots, and their slate for the 2015-2016 television season has just been unveiled.
The Amazon 2015 pilots include hopeful new shows from the likes of Shane Black (director Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Sacha Baron Cohen (writer and star Borat), Tim Blake Nelson (director of Leaves of Grass and O) and starring talents such as Christina Ricci, Tig Notaro, Terry O’Quinn and more. And as usual, it will be Amazon customers who will watch and provide feedback on these shows to help determine which ones get a full series order.
Get much more details descriptions of the new Amazon 2015 pilots after the jump! Read More »