A diverse slate of series ranging from a Civil War drama to a satire of New Age yoga culture will highlight
The slate also includes Amazon's first docu-series pilot, "The New Yorker Presents," inspired by the popular magazine.
As with previous pilot seasons, users of the online retailer will be invited to view and provide feedback on the pilots they want to see turned into full series.
The new pilots include:
"Down Dog": Josh Casuabon (
"Mad Dogs": Based on a British series, the hourlong dark comedy follows the twisted reunion of a group of underachieving forty-something friends who are all at different crossroads in their lives. The cast includes Steve Zahn (
"The Man in the High Castle": Based on Phillip K. Dick's 1962 alternative history, the show explores the question of what would have happened if the Allied Forces hand lost World War II. The cast includes Rufus Sewell ("Dark City") and DJ Qualls ("Hustle and Flow"). Frank Spotnitz (
"The New Yorker Presents": Based on the award-winning magazine, the show features short films, poems and interviews. Participants include Alan Cumming ("The Good Wife"), director Jonathan Demme (
Point of Honor: At the start of the Civil War, a Virginia family, led by their West Point educated son John Rhodes (Nathan Parsons of "True Blood"), makes the controversial decision to defend the South while freeing all of their slaves. The pilot was directed by Randall Wallace and written by Carton Cuse.