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Amazon Studios selects their first original series

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jun 2012 15:18 User comments (4)

Amazon Studios selects their first original series Taking aim at Netflix, Amazon Studios has selected their first four original series.
Three of the shows will be comedies and the final will be a kid's show.

Amazon Studios has been taking scripts from writers, and anyone chosen for the Series Development Slate is awarded $10,000.

The series will eventually be streamed via the Amazon Instant Video digital video service. The service is free to all Prime members.

Overall, 9000 scripts have been submitted, with 1000 series pilots submitted, as well, in the last two years.

Via TNW, the four projects are:

The 100 Deaths of Mort Grimley Where a man kills himself, then is forced to become an avatar of Hell, with the duty to get a special list of 100 people to commit suicide in his stead, or else be damned to spend all of eternity next to his cruel, smothering mother.

Magic Monkey Billionaire - When their magician owner dies after winning the lottery, Rabbit and Monkey are shocked to learn that he left his money to happy moron Monkey and donated evil genius Rabbit to a 2nd grade class. In each episode, Rabbit hatches a plan to steal Monkey's billions.

Doomsday - A mockumentary about the supposed end of the world.

Buck Plaidsheep A courageous critter from Fleecy farm, who'll face any danger and solve any problem. Armed with a variety of vehicles, Whether it be a jet pack, rowboat, hang glider or even a jeep, He always has the best vehicle to get the job done.

Amazon Studios offers "additional writing, directing, animation or artwork assistance to build the story, create pilots and carry out audience tests."

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4 user comments

124.6.2012 16:13

I don't know about ya'll, but I wanna see The 100 Deaths of Mort Grimley. That just sounds hilarious, in the vein of Dead Like Me. :D

225.6.2012 15:15

Yeah, I read this expecting to see some really boring stuff but as odd as these shows are, I think I'd like to take a look at all four, especially that "100 Deaths of Mort Grimley".

Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

325.6.2012 20:14

I think they are awful and not worth $10K.

The 100 Deaths of Mort Grimley is sick humor. If anything, it would be funny if he never succeeds in taking a single soul down. Suicide should never be glorified.

425.6.2012 20:20

I bet you don't like Vampires or warewolves... REALLY dislike "Breaking Bad" or "American Horror Story". "Tru Blood" just pisses you off.

Shall I go on?

Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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