Pilot Picks: Amazon Studios (2015)





  • An estranged son must return to work with his father and brother at his family’s gun manufacturing company after a corporate rival, run by their uncle, moves to take them over.

Actor: Sam Trammell

Sam Trammell

Status: When will episode 1 air? Not known at this time

The Cosmopolitans

  • A group of young American expatriates in contemporary Paris search for love and friendship in a foreign city.

Actor: Adam Brody

Adam Brody

Status: Extra scripts ordered

Down Dog

  • A slacker working as a yoga instructor takes over the yoga studio with no skills and experience, relying on the help of his two childhood friends.

Actor: Josh Casaubon

Josh Casaubon

Status: When does episode 1 air? Picked up? Not known at this time


  • Coming-of-age story about Highston Liggetts, a kind 19-year-old perched on the edge of adulthood. When he encounters a world he doesn’t understand, he — like Elwood P. Dowd — retreats into his vast imagination, where famous “friends” are his companions and mentors.

Actor: Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Status: When does episode 1 air? Picked up? Not known at this time

Mad Dogs

  • When a group of underachieving 40-something friends gather in Belize to celebrate the early retirement of an old friend, a series of wild, comedic events unfold, exposing dark secrets and a web of lies, deception and murder.

Actor: Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli

Status: When does episode 1 air? Not known at this time, it has been picked up to series and pilot aired January 15, 2015

Salem Rogers

  • Salem Rogers is a self-centered, arrogant former supermodel who is forced to leave rehab after 10 years and reunites with her long-suffering former assistant, now a self-help writer using her years with Salem as an inspiration.

Actor: Leslie Bibb

Leslie Bibb

Status: Not picked up to series yet

When does episode 1 air? Not known at this time

Untitled Tig Notaro

  • Tig Notaro is abruptly summoned home to Pass Christian, MS., to take her ailing mother off life support and finds herself reconnecting with her dysfunctional Gulf Coast family and the loss of the one person who held everything together.

Actor: Tig Notaro

Status: Not picked up to series yet

When does episode 1 air? Not known at this time








  • Chronicles a little-known period in the life of one of world history’s most famous libertines and playboys. After Giacomo Casanova’s wicked escapades run afoul with the inquisitors in his native Venice, he is sent to prison. The drama focuses on what happens next –– after escaping, the once-materialistic and womanizing Casanova moves to Paris with nothing, determined to start his life over.

Actor: Diego Luna

Diego Luna

Status: Additional scripts ordered

When does first episode air? Not known at this moment


  • Kansas-set spaghetti Western follows Josiah Hedges, better known as Edge, who goes on a bloody mission of vengeance when his younger brother is killed by a group of his former Union Army comrades. The group is led by Edge’s nemesis, Merritt Harknett, a psychotic sadist who delights in inflicting pain on others. Based on the Edge book series by George Gilman

Actor: Max Martini

Max Martini

Status: When does first episode air? Not known at this moment

The Good Girls Revolt

  • Set in 1969 at the beginning of the women’s rights movement, it follows a group of young women at the hottest magazine in the world who ask to be treated fairly, setting off a convulsive chain of events.

Actor: Anna Camp

Anna Camp

Status: When does first episode air? Not known at this moment.

The Man in the High Castle

  • A glimpse into an alternate history of North America: what life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war. The Man in the High Castle explores daily life in 1962, fourteen years after the end of a longer Second World War (1939–1948 in this history). The victorious Axis Powers – Imperial Japan, Fascist Italy, and Nazi Germany – are conducting intrigues against each other in North America, specifically in the former U.S., which surrendered to them once they had conquered Eurasia and destroyed the populaces of Africa.

Actor: DJ Qualls

DJ Qualls

Status: Picked up to series

When does first episode air? November 20, 2015

The Patriot

  • Revolves around a father working at the State Department and his two sons — a senator and a Iraq War veteran with PTSD who wants to be a folk singer.

Actor: Kurtwood Smith

Kurtwood Smith

Status: Currently filming, not known if series is picked up

Point of Honor

  • Best friends and brothers-in-law Robert Sumner and John Rodes find themselves on opposite sides of the Civil War.

Actor: Luke Benward

Luke Benward

Status: Not known at this moment

Sneaky Pete

  • Upon leaving prison, a thirtysomething con man takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. “Sneaky Pete” then hides out from his debtors while working for his new “family’s” bail bond business. There he uses his considerable charm and criminal prowess to take down bad guys far worse than himself, partnering with a very attractive female “cousin” who has her suspicions about his real motives.

Actor: Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi

Status: Picked up to series, pilot aired 7th of August


  • Once a big and powerful lawyer, Billy McBride has become a shell of his former self after losing a case that saw an innocent kid murdered. His guilt-driven alcoholism cost him his wife and his job as his longtime partner Cooper turned on him and kicked him out of their law firm. Still hanging onto his dry charisma, Billy now is going head-to-head against Cooper, bringing a case against his former partner, which begins to stir in him his old ambition.

Actor: Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton

Status: Currently in pre-production, not picked up to series

Z aka ”Zelda”

  • Centers on Zelda Fitzgerald, the celebrated American novelist who was the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Actor: Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Status: Not known at this moment


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