Amazon announced its pilots to premiere in 2015 on Wednesday. Each year, Amazon airs pilots on its site and then based on critical and audience feedback — plus some number-crunching — green lights certain series for a full season. Alpha House and Transparent have been the e-commerce giant’s most successful original series so far.
Here are the pilots to expect in 2015:
Cocked: The dark comedy follows liberal Richard Paxson (True Blood’s Sam Trammell) as he returns to his rural Virginia home to help with his family’s gun business. His older brother will be played by Jason Lee (My Name is Earl).
Down Dog: A charming and handsome yoga instructor for the rich and beautiful sees his life turned upside down when he and his girlfriend — the owner of the yoga studio where he teaches — break up.
Mad Dogs: An American adaptation of a U.K. series, this comedy centers on a group of high school friends (including Steve Zahn of Dallas Buyers Club and Billy Zane of Twin Peaks) who reunite in Belize. But the trip goes south when old grudges lead to an unraveling of lies and a murder. Shawn Ryan of The Shield will executive produce.
The Man in the High Castle: Based on Philip K. Dick’s book of the same name, the drama considers what would have happened if the Allied forces lost World War II. The series was penned by The X-Files’ Frank Spotnitz.
The New Yorker Presents: The most original idea of the bunch, this half-hour docu-series will bring articles, fiction and poetry from The New Yorker to life. The project boasts an all-star cast, including Alan Cumming (The Good Wife).
Point of Honor: The Civil War drama from Lost’s Carlton Cuse is about the son of a wealthy southern family who sets his slaves free while fighting for the Confederacy.
Salem Rogers: Leslie Bibb (Iron Man) and Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) star in the comedy about an overly blunt former supermodel who re-enters the world after spending 10 years in a cushy rehab facility and tracks down her former assistant to help her make a comeback.
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