Amazon Orders Eight Series, Renews ‘Red Oaks’ and ‘Hand of God’

Amazon is beefing adult a line-up of strange programming for 2016.

Hours after renewing status chronological array The Man in a High Castle, a association has also renewed coming-of-age comedy Red Oaks, drama Hand of God and children’s uncover Tumble Leaf, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Additionally, a association handed out array orders to 8 new projects, including HighstonOne MississippiZ: The Beginning of Everything, Good Girls Revolt and Patriot, as good as children’s array Danger Eggs, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Niko and a Sword of Light.

Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman and Dana Delany, hails from writer Ben Watkins (Burn Notice). The commander for a thespian thriller, that centers on a law-bending decider who suffers a mental breakdown, was destined by Marc Forster (World War Z).

Executive constructed by Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green, Red Oaks is a comedy-of-age set in 1980s New Jersey starring Jennifer Grey, Richard Kind, Paul Reiser and dermatitis Oliver Cooper. The array is combined by Gregory Jacobs (Magic Mike XXL, The Knick) and Joe Gangemi (Eliza Graves).

Drew Hodges’ preschool stop-motion charcterised series Tumble Leaf, which earnings for a third season, hails from Bix Pic Entertainment.

The new array are as follows:

From Bob Nelson (Nebraska), directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) and executive producer Sacha Baron Cohen, Highston is a family comedy centered around 19-year-old Highston Liggetts (Lewis Pullman), who has a array of luminary friends that usually he can see. His parents, played by Mary Lynn Rajskub and Chris Parnell, force him to get psychiatric help, though his uncle Billy (Curtis Armstrong) thinks he’s fine. The commander guest-stars Shaquille O’Neal and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and was created by Nelson, destined by Dayton and Faris and executive constructed by Cohen, Todd Hoffman (Love Stinks), Nelson and Todd Schulman (Bruno).

One Mississippi, executive constructed by Louis C.K., Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody, was co-written by Notaro and stars a comedian in a semi-autobiographical story of a lady who, still disorder from her possess disappearing health, earnings to her childhood hometown of Bay Saint Lucille, Mississippi to understanding with a astonishing genocide of her mother, a one chairman who indeed accepted her. Casey Wilson stars as Tig’s partner Brooke, Transparent‘s Noah Harpster plays Tig’s comparison hermit and The Devil Wears Prada‘s John Rothman plays her emotionally apart stepfather. Nicole Holofcener helmed a pilot. The comedy, that was primarily set adult as a book understanding during FX though changed to Amazon, hails from C.K.’s FX Productions-based Pig Newton banner. Dave Becky of 3 Arts and Blair Breard (Louie) are also executive producers.

Z: The Beginning of Everything is a half-hour bio-series formed on a life of Zelda Fitzgerald (Christina Ricci) and her ardent adore event with author F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gavin Stenhouse). Z was created by Dawn Prestwich (The Killing) and Nicole Yorkin (The Killing), destined by Tim Blake Nelson (Anesthesia), and executive constructed by Ricci, Pam Koffler and Christine Vachon (Still Alice) of Killer Films.

Set in 1969, Good Girls Revolt centers on a organisation of immature womanlike researchers during “News of a Week” who find to be treated fairly, a office that eventually upends marriages, careers and several relationships. Inspired by landmark passionate taste cases chronicled in Lynn Povich’s The Good Girls Revolt, a plan facilities actors personification a array of genuine people including Eleanor Holmes Norton (Joy Bryant) and Nora Ephron (Grace Gummer). Jim Belushi will play Wick McFadden. The commander also features Pitch Perfect‘s Anna Camp, Weeds‘ Hunter Parrish, Silicon Valley‘s Chris Diamantopoulos, Erin Darke and Genevieve Angelson. A co-production with TriStar Television, Good Girls Revolt was created by Dana Calvo (Made in Jersey), destined by Liza Johnson (Return), and executive constructed by Calvo, Lynda Obst, Darlene Hunt (The Big C), Don Kurt (Justified) and Jeff Okin (Dark Skies).

Patriot is a domestic thriller starring Lost alum Terry O’Quinn. In it, a Emmy leader plays a State Department executive of comprehension and a father of comprehension officer John Tavner (Australian newcomer Michael Dorman), whose latest assignment is to forestall Iran from building a chief weapon. The expel also includes Michael Chernus, Kathleen Munroe, Ailette Opheim and Kurtwood Smith. Patriot was created and destined by Steven Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), and executive constructed by Conrad, Gil Bellows (Temple Grandin), Glenn Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak and John Requa.

Based on a famous children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, it hails from Emmy-winning author Ken Scarborough and has been picked adult for 26 episodes.

Aimed for kids ages 6-11, Danger Eggsis constructed by Yo Gabba Gabba! producer Puny Entertainment and uttered by comics Aidy Bryant and Eric Knobel.

Niko and a Sword of Light, an instrumentation of a comic book, comes from writer Rob Hoegee.

Amazon has not nonetheless announced lapse dates or premiere dates for these series.

The array pickups comes as Amazon prepares for a large 2016. In further to earning Golden Globe nominations for both Transparent and Mozart in a Jungle, a association is removing prepared to launch one of a many high-profile array to date: David E. Kelley’s The Trial starring Billy Bob Thornton. The array was a initial not to go by Amazon’s normal commander process, that allows viewers to opinion on their favorites.

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