NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will launch six TV show pilots for its video streaming service in the United States, Britain, Germany and Austria for the 2015 fall pilot season.
The company said on Wednesday it would ask viewers for feedback and turn the most popular pilots into full series.
The pilots include Z, on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby. Christina Ricci stars as Zelda Sayre and Gavin Stenhouse plays Scott.
Another, One Mississippi, a dark comedy about a woman coping with the loss of her mother, is an autobiographical project from Notaro, the comic who won acclaim for her revealing stand-up act, Boyish Girl Interrupted.
It features comedian Louis CK as executive producer and Juno scriptwriter Diablo Cody as co-writer.
Another pilot is Edge, a western drama based on George G. Gilman's book series and whose pilot is directed by Shane Black of Lethal Weapon and Iron Man 3 fame.
Others are period drama Good Girls Revolt, political thriller Patriot and the comedy Highston, which has Sacha Baron Cohen as an executive producer.
Amazon and Netflix Inc are quickly reinventing television with their original content, bringing in big names and enticing them with creative liberty and relieving them from concerns about offending advertisers.
Amazon won five Emmy awards on Sunday for its transgender comedy Transparent.