After their second round of viewer-tested pilots, Amazon has announced today that six new shows have been ordered to series, including Transparent, Jill Soloway’s dynamic drama starring Jeffrey Tambor as a father transitioning into womanhood.
“It’s honestly a dream come true to make nine more episodes of Transparent,” said Jill Soloway in a statement. “I feel so lucky to be working in this moment when innovation in distribution allows for the most free flow of creativity I’ve ever experienced professionally. These characters are bursting in my mind waiting for the palette of the set and the flesh and blood and voices and comedy of the actors.”
Joining Transparent is The After, a conspiracy thriller from The X-Files’ Chris Carter, cop drama Bosch, and Mozart in the Jungle, a comedic drama about sex, drugs, and classical music written by Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman,
Amazon also picked up two children’s shows: Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and Wishenpoof.
“We had a tremendous response to Amazon Studios’ latest pilots — in fact, double the number of customers watched these pilots compared to our first season and they posted thousands of heartfelt reviews with pleas for us to continue these shows,” said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “Now the fun really begins — Amazon will be working with some of the most talented casts and creators in the business to bring six new shows exclusively to tens of millions of Prime members worldwide. These series, along with our summer kids programming, will give customers a lot of viewing choices.”
No official premiere date was set for the new shows, but Alpha House — the first original Amazon series, which was also renewed for Season 2 today — was picked up in April 2013, and began airing new episodes that November.