Amazon unleashes 10 new TV pilots for customers to judge
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Building on its first foray into original programming, Amazon rolled out 10 new pilot shows in the United States and Britain on Thursday and invited customers to judge which ones should go into production.
The sampling includes two hour-long dramas, including one from the co-creator of the 1990s cult sci-fi series The X-Files, plus three comedies and five shows for kids as young as six.
The pilots are free to view for Amazon Prime subscribers, who are "encouraged to watch and provide feedback ... to help determine which shows should be made into series," said Amazon in a statement.
Amazon joined the rush to online television last year with the political comedy "Alpha House" and Silicon Valley sitcom "Betas," to be followed in the coming weeks by a triplet of children's series.