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Amazon’s going to keep doing God‘s work — at least for another season.
The streaming video service has renewed Hand of God.
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News of the Ron Perlman-led series’ Season 2 pickup comes the same day that Amazon renewed The Man in the High Castle and Red Oaks and ordered several new series, including the ’60s-era drama Good Girls Revolt and a comedy starring writer/comic Tig Notaro.
A full list of new series, with descriptions, is below:
Good Girls Revolt | Set in 1969 and »
Following the series order for “Good Girls Revolt” and the second season renewals for “Man in the High Castle,” “Red Oaks” and “Hand of God,” Amazon has picked up three comedy series, plus one more drama, Variety has learned.
Tig Notaro’s comedy “One Mississippi” was picked up, in addition to 30-minute series “Highston” from Sacha Baron Cohen and “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” which stars Christina Ricci. The drama “Patriot” has also been picked up. Additionally, Amazon ordered kids’ series “Danger & Eggs, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “Niko and the Sword of Light.”
Dark comedy “One Mississippi,” starring comedian Notaro, is a story loosely based on her life. A co-production with FX Prods., the series follows her as she deals with the complex reentry into her childhood hometown of Bay Saint Lucille, Miss., to deal with the unexpected death of her mother. The cast includes Noah Harpster, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Amazon Studios has unveiled its line-up of the six pilots it intends to premiere on the streaming giant's service this Fall.
As per usual, users will get to vote on the pilots and thus help determine which ones will go to series. So far only a few shows have gone on to series including "Bosch," "Transparent," "Hand of God," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Alpha House," "Catastrophe" and the upcoming "The Man in the High Castle" and "Red Oaks".
"Lethal Weapon" scribe and "Iron Man 3" writer/director Shane Black teams with "Monster House" co-scribe Fred Dekker for this adaptation of Terry Harknett's ultraviolent Western novel series "Edge". Max Martini plays a Union officer turned cowboy who prowls »
- Garth Franklin
Amazon has released first looks at its line-up for its next pilot preview season, which includes shows starring Max Martini (The Unit), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Tig Notaro and others.
RelatedHand of God: Is Amazon’s Newest Drama Heaven or Hell?
As Amazon does, the pilots will premiere sometime this fall, then get a green light (or not) based on viewer feedback. Synopses/photos follow:
The tensions are rising along with the body count on MTV's Scream TV series, and last week at Comic-Con, Daily Dead took part in roundtable interviews with the show's cast, who discussed mixing creepy moments with comedy, the original Scream films, and much more.
Amadeus Serafini on his suspicious, new-in-town character, Kieran Wilcox:
"He's the brooding type. He is the new kid in town. He just lost his folks a few weeks back and that's the introduction to Lakewood, and he very much makes a move on Willa [Fitzgerald's] character Emma, and has a clash where it becomes a love triangle between Connor [Weil's] character, Will, Emma, and himself. That's pretty much all I can reveal for the time being and you're going to see how it unfolds over the course of this series."
Serafini on whether or not his parents' deaths were truly an accident:
"You're going to have to wait and see. »
- Derek Anderson
Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Way We Were' tonight on Turner Classic Movies Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month Robert Redford returns this evening with three more films: two Sydney Pollack-directed efforts, Out of Africa and The Way We Were, and Jack Clayton's film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. (See TCM's Robert Redford film schedule below. See also: "On TCM: Robert Redford Movies.") 'The Great Gatsby': Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby Released by Paramount Pictures, the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby had prestige oozing from just about every cinematic pore. The film was based on what some consider the greatest American novel ever written. Francis Ford Coppola, whose directing credits included the blockbuster The Godfather, and who, that same year, was responsible for both The Godfather Part II and The Conversation, penned the adaptation. Multiple Tony winner David Merrick (Becket, »
- Andre Soares
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