Amazon's LOVEFiLM to host 11 original pilot shows from Amazon Studios
LOVEFiLM has announced it will now host 11 original TV series test pilots for members to stream for free, with viewer response to the shows helping to determine which series makes it into full-season production.
The move follows the announcement of Amazon Studios’ first pilot production commitment last December, which gave the green light to six original comedy shows. The addition of five children’s shows now brings the total number of Amazon Studios pilots currently in production to 11.
Amazon Studios, the original film and series production arm of Amazon.com, will produce the pilots.
“Production is already underway for the first set of comedy pilots we announced in December, and now we are excited to add even more pilots to the list – five amazing preschool children’s series,” commented Amazon Studios director Roy Price, “We think parents – and our very youngest customers – are going to love the magical combination of entertainment and learning that they’ll discover in these children’s series.”
Jim Buckle, managing director at LOVEFiLM, added: “To be able to host original pilot content, developed by Amazon Studios, and offer our members the opportunity to directly influence which of those series go into production is a major, and really exciting, development.”