New series from
"We're super-excited," said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. "People are really responding to our pilot season — our response was up 100% from the first season."
Some of the new series will premiere this year, while others will debut in 2015.
In addition to the new shows, "Alpha House," the comedy about U.S. senators-turned-roommates written by Garry Trudeau ("Doonesbury"), is returning for a second season. The show, which stars
The new Amazon originals include two hourlong dramas. One is Carter's "The After," which revolves around a group of strangers thrown together who suddenly must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. Jamie Kennedy,
The other is Connelly's "Bosch," which is spun from his series of novels about LAPD homicide detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. Connelly and Eric Overmyer ("The Wire) will co-write the series, which will star
Amazon has ordered eight episodes of "The After" and 10 episodes of "Bosch."
The other series that have an order of 10 episodes include:
— "Mozart in the Jungle," a half-hour comedic drama about "sex, drugs and classical music." The returning cast includes Gael Garcia Bernal,
— "Transparent," a dramedy about a Los Angeles family with serious boundary issues. The show, from Jill Soloway ("Six Feet Under"), stars
One pilot that did not make the series cut was "The Rebels," which starred