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While producing a few interesting efforts (notably Jeffrey Tambor comedy Transparent), Amazons pilot seasons where a handful of shows are trialled and the best are given a full series order have largely felt underwhelming. This third pilot season, though, looks promising, featuring contributions from David Gordon Green (80s comedy Red Oaks) and World War Z director Marc Forster (antihero drama Hand Of God), and acting turns from Ron Perlman (Hand Of God) and Mena Suvari (sci-fi thriller Hysteria). Were most excited by The Cosmopolitans, a Paris-set comedy drama from that master depicter of the haute bourgeoisie, Whit Stillman. Catch the lot from Thursday on Amazon Prime.

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Time to Help Choose the Next Series: 5 New Pilots Premiere August 28th

Big news today: We’re excited to announce Amazon Studios’ third pilot season, beginning August 28th and featuring three half hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks, and two hour-long dramatic thrillers Hand of God and Hysteria. For one month, it will be up to you to watch, rate and comment – ultimately helping us decide which of them get the greenlight.

“There is something for everyone in this season,” says Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. The glamorous life of modern day expats in Paris. The hijinks of a summer job at a country club in 1980s New Jersey. The visions of a vigilante judge who appears to be channeling God. The complexities of marriage and friendship among a circle of friends in suburban Chicago. And the mysteries behind a psycho-physiological illness spreading through a small town in Texas.

You can help choose which of these stories should get “picked up” to become shows.
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Amazon's third pilot season will feature five new shows

Amazon's third pilot season will feature five new shows
Amazon is gearing up for its third pilot season, in which it will present five new shows for users to watch, rate, and review. Starting on August 28, three half-hour comedies and two hour-long dramas will be made available on Amazon Instant Video in both the U.S. and the UK. Users will be able to watch the pilots, rate them, and even comment on them. By the end of the pilot season, that feedback helps choose which shows become an Amazon Original series.

Here’s a quick rundown of this year’s pilots:

Hand of God: An hour-long drama,
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Amazon to Preview Pilots Starring Ron Perlman, Chloe Sevigny and Others

Amazon to Preview Pilots Starring Ron Perlman, Chloe Sevigny and Others
Amazon has set an Aug. 28 premiere for its third pilot season, at which time viewers can screen and vote on a total of five new projects, featuring familiar faces such as Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love) and T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy).

This past April, Amazon customers had a role in greenlighting six series, including the Jeffrey Tambor-fronted dramedy Transparent, X-Files creator Chris Carter’s The After and the novels-to-screen adaptation Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. (Premiere timetables for those shows can be found here.)

Related Amazon Sets Premieres for Chris Carter Drama,
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Ron Perlman launches Wing

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Ron Perlman launches Wing
Seeking to create “a haven for the artists that I love and admire”, the actor has launched production company and film fund Wing And A Prayer Pictures and will attend Cannes to introduce the venture.

Perlman has teamed up with financiers Josh and Randy Crook. The plan is to produce and finance up to three dramas and elevated genre titles a year with A-list talent in the $3-10m range.

Jay Cohen of Gersh and Erik Kritzer and Brian Wilkins of Link Entertainment will assume management positions in the company.

Wilkins and Kritzer will serve as co-heads of production for Wing And A Prayer, while Cohen will act as advisory partner to source material, package projects and negotiate the film deals.

Perlman, who just starred in the Amazon pilot Hand Of God directed by Marc Forster, will produce the features and may take acting and directing roles.

“I am looking to create a haven for the artists
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Amazon Studios Greenlights 'Hand of God' Pilot (Andre Royo, Emayatzy Corinealdi Co-Star)

Amazon Studios is steadily announcing its new production lineup, with several new series and pilots greenlit over the past few weeks. Of interest to our readers, the studio has greenlit Hand of God, a one-hour drama pilot from Executive Producers Marc ForsterBen WatkinsRon PerlmanBrian Wilkins and Jeff King. The show centers on "the powerful Judge Pernell Harris (Ron Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side, who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no real evidence to go on, Pernell begins to rely on 'visions' and 'messages'...
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‘Sons Of Anarchy’ In Rearview Mirror, Ron Perlman Signs With Gersh

‘Sons Of Anarchy’ In Rearview Mirror, Ron Perlman Signs With Gersh
Exclusive: Gersh has signed Ron Perlman and his production company. After Hellboy and Sons Of Anarchy, Perlman is building the next chapter of his career. He’s not letting any moss grow under him since completing his superb turn as Sons biker club leader Clay Morrow. Perlman has optioned several screenplays, he is currently starring in and exec producing Hand Of God, a pilot for Amazon that Marc Forster is directing, and he has made a deal to co-write with Michael Largo the memoir Easy Street—The Hard Way that will be published by Perseus Books Group imprint Da Capo Press. I had the honor of being asked by Kurt Sutter to moderate the Sons panel that closed San Diego Comic-Con, and found Perlman to be so subdued and fatalistic about his character’s future on the show, almost seeming ashamed of what his character had done. Feeling he was
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‘Sons Of Anarchy’ In Rearview Mirror, Ron Perlman Signs With Gersh

Exclusive: Gersh has signed Ron Perlman and his production company. After Hellboy and Sons Of Anarchy, Perlman is building the next chapter of his career. He’s not letting any moss grow under him since completing his superb turn as Sons biker club leader Clay Morrow. Perlman has optioned several screenplays, he is currently starring in and exec producing Hand Of God, a pilot for Amazon that Marc Forster is directing, and he has made a deal to co-write with Michael Largo the memoir Easy Street—The Hard Way that will be published by Perseus Books Group imprint Da Capo Press. I had the honor of being asked by Kurt Sutter to moderate the Sons panel that closed San Diego Comic-Con, and found Perlman to be so subdued and fatalistic about his character’s future on the show, almost seeming ashamed of what his character had done. Feeling he was
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Amazon Studios Greenlights Two New Pilots: "The Cosmopolitans" and "Hand of God"

Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit two new pilots—the half hour dramatic comedy The Cosmopolitans, from Whit Stillman, and one hour drama Hand of God from Executive Producers Marc Forster, Ben Watkins, Ron Perlman, Brian Wilkins and Jeff King—for its third pilot season debuting later this year on Amazon Instant Video. Customers will once again be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series, which will then become available on Prime Instant Video. Additional pilots joining The Cosmopolitans and Hand of God in the third pilot season will be announced in the coming weeks. More on the pilots:

The Cosmopolitans

Written, directed and produced by Academy Award nominee Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco), The Cosmopolitans follows a group of young American expatriates in Paris searching for love and friendship in a foreign city. The
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Amazon Announces New Pilots

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Amazon Studios hasn’t backed out from its commitment to creating original series’ for their Instant Video streaming service. Despite Netflix running away as the #1 streaming network, Amazon has announced that a third round of pilots are set to premiere later this year. They’re also going to keep their unique, quasi fan-sourced, approach alive. See, on Amazon, when they launch a pilot they allow the viewers a window of time to offer direct feedback about whether or not they’d like to see the series get a full season order.

They’ve found some success with recent shows like Alpha House and Betas, while notable flops like their series adaptation of Zombieland famously tanked during the network’s ambitious first attempt at creating something original.

Amazon Studios that the network’s third round of pilots will include the following two shows:

The Cosmopolitans

Written, directed and produced by Academy Award nominee Whit Stillman (Metropolitan,
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Amazon Greenlights New Pilots Starring Adam Brody, Chloë Sevigny

Not content with tripling its streaming traffic over the past year, Amazon just greenlit a pair of star-studded pilots it hopes will help add to an even more sizable streaming video audience in 2014. The half-hour dramatic comedy The Cosmopolitans and the hourlong drama Hand of God will premiere during Amazon’s third pilot season later this year on Amazon Instant Video, when and where viewers will be encouraged to provide feedback on their favorite shows they want to see turned into fully fledged series. The Cosmopolitans is written, directed, and produced by Academy Award nominee Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco) and follows a group of American expats in Paris “searching for love and friendship in a foreign city.” That group of includes characters played by Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Carrie MacLemore, Dree Hemingway, Freddy Abslom, Shaun Evans, and Adriano Giannini, all of which are on location
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Amazon Greenlights Two New Pilots, Including Whit Stillman's 'The Cosmopolitans' Starring Chloe Sevigny

Amazon Greenlights Two New Pilots, Including Whit Stillman's 'The Cosmopolitans' Starring Chloe Sevigny
Amazon Studios has two exciting new pilots in the works that will appeal to both cinephiles and TV fans alike. Just like the last go-round, which yielded four series orders, viewers will provide feedback and decide the fate of the series when the pilots hit Amazon Instant Video later this year. First comes "The Cosmopolitans," from writer/director Whit Stillman, starring Chloe Sevigny, Adam Brody and Dree Hemingway. Stillman and Sevigny are a match made in heaven. He directed her in 1998's "The Last Days of Disco," and he directed Adam Brody in 2011's endlessly quotable "Damsels in Distress." "The Cosmopolitans" will center on a group of American expatriates looking for love in Paris. Sounds like quintessential Stillman who, like many independent directors including Jill Soloway who has Amazon series "Transparent" on the docket, is making the shift to television. As if that phenomenon needed more expounding. Next up is "Hand of God" from producer/writer Ben Watkins,
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Ron Perlman pilot gets greenlight at Amazon

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Ron Perlman pilot gets greenlight at Amazon
Amazon has ordered two new pilots as part of their third season of original programming. The online giant has not yet debuted its second season of television series, in fact, it was only at the beginning of last week that Amazon announced what series they had picked up for season two, but clearly they have no plans of slowing down. First up with the two new pilots is "The Cosmopolitans," a half-hour dramatic comedy written, directed, and produced by Whit Stillman.  Amazon writes that the series "follows a group of young American expatriates in Paris searching for love and friendship in a foreign city." The series stars Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Carrie MacLemore, Dree Hemingway, Freddy Asblom, Shaun Evans, and Adriano Giannini. The second series, "Hand of God," is from Marc Forster, who directed last year's "World War Z" with Brad Pitt. Ron Perlman leads the cast as Judge Pernell Harris.
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Amazon Studios Confirms Pilots ‘Cosmopolitans’ & ‘Hand Of God’

Amazon Studios traditionally doesn’t announce its pilots until they’re fully cast and starting production. That is why it this morning confirmed the first two pilots from its third pilot season — half-hour dramatic comedy The Cosmopolitans, from Whit Stillman, and one-hour drama Hand Of God, from executive producers Marc Forster, Ben Watkins, Ron Perlman, Brian Wilkins and Jeff King. Both were greenlighted in January. The Cosmopolitans, about young American expatriates in Paris searching for love and friendship, stars Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny. Hand Of God stars Ron Perlman as a hard-living powerful judge-turned vigilante and co-stars Dana Delany and Garret Dillahunt. Yet to be confirmed are three other Amazon pilots ordered this year, single-camera comedy Red Oaks, executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and executive produced and directed by David Gordon Green, Shaun Cassidy’s drama Hysteria and Samuel Baum’s dramedy Cocked. Here are detailed descriptions and credits
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Amazon Studios Greenlights Pilots from Whit Stillman, Marc Forster, Ron Perlman

Amazon Studios Greenlights Pilots from Whit Stillman, Marc Forster, Ron Perlman
Amazon Studios has landed some big name collaborators, partnering with indie darling Whit Stillman and “World War Z” director Marc Forster on a pair of pilots as the company continues to dive deeper into the world of original content. The company said Wednesday that it has greenlit the half-hour dramatic comedy “The Cosmopolitans,” from Stillman, and the one-hour drama “Hand of God” from Executive Producers Forster, Ben Watkins, Ron Perlman, Brian Wilkins and Jeff King. In true digital fashion, the company is crowd-sourcing its pilot process. Later this year, customers will be invited to watch and offer up their takes
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Amazon Gives the Greenlight to The Cosmopolitans and Hand of God

Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit two new pilots.the half hour dramatic comedy "The Cosmopolitans," from Whit Stillman, and one hour drama "Hand of God" from Executive Producers Marc Forster, Ben Watkins, Ron Perlman, Brian Wilkins and Jeff King.for its third pilot season debuting later this year on Amazon Instant Video. Customers will once again be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series, which will then become available on Prime Instant Video. Additional pilots joining "The Cosmopolitans" and "Hand of God" in the third pilot season will be announced in the coming weeks. "We're very pleased to be working with Whit, Ron, Ben, and Marc on developing these pilots," said...
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Duo Join Netflix’s New Thriller Drama Series; Trio Book Recurring Roles In Pilots

Mia Kirshner (The L Word) and Waleed Zuaiter (Revolution, Homeland) have booked recurring roles on Netflix’s untitled psychological thriller drama from Sony Pictures TV. Written and executive produced by Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (Kzk), the 13-episode series centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings (Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz) whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother (Mendelsohn) returns home. Kirshner, repped by Apa, Wishlab and Characters, most recently shot a guest role on ABC pilot Clementine. Zuaiter, repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and Ramos Management, will play Major Eckhardt, a mysterious authority figure in the Florida Keys who is having an affair with Meg Rayburn (Linda Cardellini). Zuaiter is coming off a starring role in the Oscar-nominated film Omar. Elaine Tan has been cast in a recurring role in Amazon Studios’ drama pilot Hand Of God,
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Dana Delany to Star in Amazon Pilot ‘Hand of God’

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Dana Delany to Star in Amazon Pilot ‘Hand of God’
Dana Delany is heading to Amazon. The two-time Emmy winning actress is set to star alongside Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) in the studio's pilot “Hand of God.” Delany will play Crystal, the wife of Judge Harris Pernell, a hard-living, law-bending philanderer who experiences a religious awakening and begins hearing the voice of God. Also read: Amazon Denies Reports of Switch to Free Ad-Supported Streaming Media Service But is Harris actually having visions and hearing the Lord's voice via his ventilator-bound son or is it all in his head? See photos: ‘Veronica Mars’ Creator Talks Movie Sequel, Possible Netflix or Amazon Series Reboot Ben Watkins.
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Dana Delany To Star In Amazon Drama Pilot ‘Hand Of God’; Chris Williams Joins NBC’s ‘One Big Happy’

Two-time Emmy winner Dana Delany is set to star opposite Ron Perlman in Amazon Studios‘ drama pilot Hand Of God, written by Ben Watkins and directed by Marc Forster. It centers on the powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him. Delany will play Pernell’s wife, Crystal. UTA-repped Delany most recently starred in ABC’s Body Of Proof. She won two lead actress Emmys for China Beach. Related: 2014 Amazon Studios Pilots Chris Williams has joined the cast of NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot One Big Happy. Written by Liz Feldman and directed by Scott Ellis, One Big Happy revolves around two platonic friends since childhood — a lesbian, Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert), and her straight male best friend,
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Garret Dillahunt Tapped To Star In Amazon’s ‘Hand Of God’

Garret Dillahunt Tapped To Star In Amazon’s ‘Hand Of God’
Exclusive: Raising Hope‘s Garret Dillahunt is set to star opposite Ron Perlman in Amazon’s drama pilot Hand Of God, written by Ben Watkins and directed by Marc Forster. It centers on the powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him. Dillahunt will play Kd, a young man who went looking for religion to cure his raging temper. He thinks he’s found God, but he is still a sociopath, and his temper is still raging. Pernell (Perlman) is a godsend for Kd, as he gives him an intense singular focus, and an outlet for his violent tendencies. Dillahunt’s film credits include the role of Armsby in 12 Years A Slave. His deal was brokered by
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