Man in the High Castle

Amazon greenlights 5 new shows

Five of the 7 shows from Amazon's fourth pilot season get series orders, debuting late this year and in early 2016.
February 19, 2015

Amazon announced on Wednesday that it has greenlit 5 new original series that will premiere later this year and in 2016. They will be available exclusively to Prime subscribers in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany.

The pickups – which include 2 children’s series – were part of Amazon’s fourth pilot season, which launched in mid-January.

The shows are:

  • Mad Dogs – an hour-long dark comedy about a twisted reunion between a group of friends in their 40s that ends in murder. Based on the U.K. series of the same name, it was created by Cris Cole (The Bill), who is also executive producing with Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Marney Hochman (Last Resort), Andy Harries (DCI Banks), Suzanne Mackie (All in Good Time) and Charles McDougall (The Mindy Project).
  • The Man in the High Castle (pictured) – an hour-long drama based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel set in an alternate historical reality in which the Allied powers lost WWII. The project has a long list of executive producers, including the author’s daughter Isa Dick, Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) and David W. Zucker (The Good Wife).
  • The New Yorker Presents: a magazine-style docu-series. The pilot was co-produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions. Future episodes will include segments from noted filmmakers, celebrities and New Yorker writers.
  • Just Add Magic – a single-camera, live-action series for children 6 to 11, based on Cindy Callaghan‘s young adult book of the same name. Adapted by Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco (Sullivan & Son, Fairly Odd Parents), it tells the tale of two friends who stumble upon a magical cookbook. It stars Olivia Sanabia (Extant), Abby Donnelly (Suburgatory), Aubrey Miller (Austin & Ally) and Judah Bellamy (Home).
  • The Stinky & Dirty Show – an animated series for preschool-aged children based on the I Stink! book series by Kate and Jim McMullan. It follows the adventures of Stinky, the garbage truck, and Dirty, the backhoe loader.
About The Author
Todd is StreamDaily's U.S. West Coast Correspondent. He has written for a wide range of publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, NylonGuys and, yes, even the Weekly World News. Earlier in his career, he served as senior editor for the pioneering alternative movie magazine Film Threat. You can reach him at toddrlongwell[at] or on twitter @toddlongwell1

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