Amazon Officially Announces 6 New Series, Renews Alpha House for Second Season

Alpha House Earlier reports had indicated that Amazon Studios had decided which of its new pilots would be making it to series, and now it's official. On Monday, the company announced that it is ordering six new shows, including Chris Carter's apocalyptic drama The After, the LA detective noir Bosch, Jill Soloway's comedic drama Transparent, and Mozart in the Jungle. Two kid's series have also been ordered, one of which is Gortimer Gibbon's Life On Normal Street — the first Amazon TV series to have been submitted through the company's open-door submissions program. While this was just the second time Amazon held one of its online "pilot seasons," the company is clearly dialing in on what its customers are interested in. Last year, it put up 14 different pilots for Amazon Instant Video customers to watch and review, and ended up ordering only five (all but two were children's shows).

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