Amazon Just Ordered 6 New Shows, So Here's What You Need To Know About Them
Where do you go to watch your television? Netflix? Hulu? Maybe even your actual television? While both Netflix and Hulu have accrued a certain amount of cultural capital when it comes to binge-watches or catching up on recent favorites, there's one site that's yet to make that same cultural impact on the TV: Amazon. With Amazon's six new shows, though, it seems they're aiming to change that.
It's not like Amazon's exactly floundering for name recognition, though: Few places have had more impact on the retail or publishing worlds in recent history. But when it comes to its streaming video service, it simply hasn't found a way to beat Netflix. Yet.
That's probably why it's charging forward with so much new original content. Here's what they've got lined up for next:
This one was pre-existing and was just picked up for a second season. It stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Mall Malloy, and Clark Johnson as Republican senators all living under the same roof.
Amazon's first drama. It's from The X-Files' Chris Carter. It'll star Louise Monot and Sam Littlefield. The premise, according to IMDb: "Eight strangers are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation."
Stars Titus Welliver (The Good Wife, Argo). "An LAPD homicide detective works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer."
Mozart in the Jungle
Half-hour comedy from Roman Coppolla, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Weitz, and Alex Timbers. Stars Gael Garcia Bernal (Motorcycle Diaries, Letters To Juliet). "Sex, drugs and classical music illustrate what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what occurs on stage."
Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) stars alongside Jay Duplass, Gaby Hoffman, Judith Light. "An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out."
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street
A children's show. Live-action and aimed for kids 6-11.
Another children's show, this one aimed towards preschoolers.
Will you be watching any? The one that seems to be most titillating so far is Mozart in the Jungle.