Amazon has announced its initial lineup of pilots for 2015, which include four hourlong dramas, two half-hour comedies and a half-hour docu-series from The New Yorker.
Once the pilots are made available, Amazon will use customer feedback to determine which projects are given full series orders.
Get details on all the new shows below. Which will you watch?
The hour-long showstars Sam Trammell as Richard Paxson, a family man and corporate lap dog who's forced to bring his liberal wife and two children back to rural Virginia 20 years after he left, so he can help his family's struggling gun business. Hilarity, epic fights and emotional breakdowns ensue. Cocked also stars Jason Lee and Brian Dennehy.
Written by Robin Schiff (Are You There, Chelsea?), Down Dog is a 30-minute comedy aboutLogan Wood (Josh Casaubon), a playboy and yoga teacher in his late 30s who's coasted through life. But things get complicated when Logan breaks up with his current girlfriend, Amanda (Paget Brewster), who also happens to be the owner of the yoga studio. Lyndsy Fonseca, Kris Kristoffersonand Alysia Reiner co-star.
This hour-long dark comedy, based on the hit UK series, follows the twisted reunion of a group of underachieving 40-something friends — a mixture of single, married and recently divorced — who are all at different crossroads in their lives. As they celebrate the retirement of an old friend, grudges begin to emerge and secrets explode as their trip becomes a nightmare of lies, deception and murder. Mad Dogs is a twisted tale of friendship put to the ultimate test. As an inconceivable chain of events unfolds, cracks within the group widen before the friends realize that the only people they can trust are each other, the last people they want to be relying on. Steve Zahn, Billy Zane and Michael Imperioli star.
An hour-long drama based on Philip K. Dick's 1962 alternative history, The Man in the High Castle takes place 20 years after World War II and considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost. The tension between Japan and Germany, the two remaining superpowers, is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S. Ridley Scott is co-executive producing, and the pilot is directed by David Semel (Madam Secretary, Heroes) and written by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files).
The half-hour docu-series pilot includes Alan Cumming and Brett Gelman in a short film, as well as a documentary by Jonathan Demme about biologist Tyrone Hayes, and an interview with Marina Abramovic.
From Carlton Cuse and Randall Wallace, the hourlong drama takes place at the start of the Civil War, when a Virginia family, led by their son John Rhodes (Nathan Parsons), makes the controversial decision to defend the South while freeing all of their slaves. John leaves his three strong-willed sisters at home to run the plantation that is now without a free labor source. The choice will pit the family against one another and test their strength, courage and love.
This half-hour comedy stars Leslie Bibb as the title character, an overly confident, hard-partying former supermodel who is forced to face her past and re-enter the real world after 10 years in a posh rehab center. Intent on recreating her glamorous lifestyle and modeling success, she tracks down Agatha (Rachel Dratch), her former assistant who has since built a career as an author of self-help books, to help her win back the spotlight. Jane Kaczmarek and Scott Adsitco-star in the pilot, which is directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls).
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