Amazon Studios is greenlighting two series pilots, continuing its strategy of having customers watch and provide feedback on what shows they would like to see developed into full series.
One pilot is "The Cosmopolitans," a half-hour dramatic comedy from director Whit Stillman ("Metropolitan") about a group of young American expatriates in Paris searching for love and friendship. It stars Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny and Dree Hemingway.
The pilot is to begin shooting this week in Paris.
The other pilot is "Hand of God", which marks the small-screen debut of director Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball"). It revolves around a character named Judge Harris, a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side. He suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante search to find the rapist who tore his family apart.
It stars Ron Perlman, Dana Delany and Garret Dillahunt.
[For The Record, 1:22 p.m. PDT April 9: An earlier version of this post referred to the director of "Metropolitan" as Walt Stilman. His name is Whit Stillman.]