New photos from Amazon Studios' pilots Alpha House and Onion News Empire offer our first look at John Goodman and Jeffrey Tambor. These two pilots are currently in production, and fans will get to view each pilot and rate it, which will help Amazon Studios decide whether or not they will issue full series orders. Take a look at the photos, then read on for more information about each show.
About Alpha House:
Alpha House was written by Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer-Prize winner Garry Trudeau ("Doonesbury," "Tanner '88"). Based on a New York Times article about a group of senators who share a town house in Washington, D.C., Alpha House stars John Goodman (Roseanne, Argo) as John Biggs, a politician who finds out his seat is threatened by a celebrated Duke basketball coach. To make matters worse, Biggs finds out he has to go to Afghanistan as part of the campaign. Mark Consuelos (American Horror Story, Guys with Kids) also stars in the series.
About Onion News Empire
The live-action comedy gives viewers a glimpse into the fictional offices of the Onion News Empire, with William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) playing a harried news director and Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development, The Hangover) taking on the role of an egotistical, self-declared TV legend.
About Amazon Studios:
Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com, has begun production on eight comedy pilots. The others include Browsers, Dark Minions, Supanatural, Those Who Can't, Zombieland and Betas. Additionally, six children's series are also currently in production, including Creative Galaxy, Oz Adventures, Teeny Tiny Dogs, Tumbleaf, Sara Solves It, and Untitled J.J. Johnson Project. They will be made available for free on Amazon Instant Video, LOVEFiLM UK and LOVEFiLM Germany. Customers are invited to view the pilots and then review them on the site; customer feedback will help determine which of the 14 pilots Amazon Studios will make into full-season productions, to air on Prime Instant Video.