Last year, online retailing giant Amazon launched Amazon Studios to develop new movies and TV shows. Out of the eight live-action comedy pilots produced, only two went to series, Alpha House and Betas. As we reported earlier this month, Betas debuts today, November 22, with the first three episodes that fans can watch for free on Amazon Instant Video. The remainder of the season will be available exclusively for Amazon Prime members.
Betas centers on four Silicon Valley friends who are looking for an investor for their cell phone application, which the group setting their sights on Ed Begley Jr.'s George Murchison. I recently had the chance to chat with the actor via satellite about his role, the creative freedom that Amazon Studios has given the production, and much more. Take a look at our exclusive video interview with Ed Begley Jr. for Betas.