Help Amazon choose next new series from five pilots streaming March 17 – USA TODAY
Is there a Transparent orÂ Man in the High CastleÂ lurking amongÂ Amazon’s newest crop of shows?
We’ll be able to find out when the streaming platform kicks off its 2017 pilot season on March 17, with five prototypes for new series, including a period drama from the creators of Gilmore Girls.
Though Amazon executives make the final calls, customers can play network executive, watching and reviewing prospective series.
Here’s a look at this year’s contenders, which include three half-hour comedies and two hour-long dramas:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Who’s in it?Â Rachel BrosnahanÂ (House of Cards), Alex BorsteinÂ (Family Guy), Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
What’s it about? Â A Jewish housewife (Brosnahan) becomes a hit on the New York stand-up comedy circuit in the late 1950s.
Who’s behind it?Â Amy Sherman-PalladinoÂ and Dan PalladinoÂ (Gilmore Girls)
Who’s in it?Â Richard MaddenÂ and Mark AddyÂ (Game of Thrones), Haley Joel OsmentÂ (The Sixth Sense), Anil KapoorÂ (Slumdog Millionaire)
What’s it about?Â Â A chaplain’s (Madden)Â faith is put to the test when he helps establish a colony on another planet in this adaptation of Michael Faber’s novel The Book of Strange New Things.
Who’s behind it?Â Matt CharmanÂ (Bridge of Spies), Rob BullockÂ (The Night Manager), Kevin MacDonaldÂ (The Last King of Scotland)
The Legend of Master Legend
Who’s in it?Â John HawkesÂ (Winter’s Bone), Dawnn Â LewisÂ (Major Crimes), Shea Whigham Â (Boardwalk Empire)
What’s it about?Â A self-styled superhero (Hawkes) believes he has a mission to protect Las Vegas from evildoers, which his family doesn’t exactly support.
Who’s behind it?Â Youree HenleyÂ (20th Century Women), Joshuah BearmanÂ and David KlawansÂ (Argo), Micah Fitzerman-BlueÂ and Noah Harpster (Transparent)
Who’s in it?Â Adam Rose (Supernatural),Â Joel David MooreÂ (Bones), Will Sasso (MADtv)
What’s it about?Â Reality doesn’t quite live of to the expectations of three guys from San Francisco who move up to the coast to grow marijuana in 1983.
Who’s behind it?Â Terry Zwigoff (Band Santa),Â Vincent Landay (Being John Malkovich)
The New V.I.P.’s
Who’s in it?Â Matt BraungerÂ (Marvel’sÂ Agent Carter), Ben SchwartzÂ (Parks and Recreation), Missi PyleÂ (Gone Girl), Jonathan AdamsÂ (Last Man Standing)
What’s it about?Â Â Worker bees fumble their way through running a major corporation after they accidentally kill their boss in Amazon’s first adult animated comedy.
Who’s behind it? Steve Dildarian (The Life and Times of Tim)