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New show from ‘Gilmore Girls’ creator among Amazon’s new pilots

Five star-studded pilots will soon hit Amazon.

Mar 2, 2017, 11:25 am

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Audra Schroeder 

Audra Schroeder

In case you didn’t have enough to watch, Amazon just announced five new half-hour pilots.

The spring lineup will feature a new series from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, about a housewife in 1950s New York City who becomes a standup comic. It stars House of Cards’ Rachel Brosnahan and Monk’s Tony Shalhoub.

Also debuting is DIY superhero tale The Legend of Master Legend, from Transparent’s Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue; Terry Zwigoff’s pot-com Budding Prospects, based on T.C. Boyle’s 1984 novel of the same name; Oasis, a drama about establishing life on another planet starring Richard Madden (Game of Thrones’ Robb Stark), Anil Kapoor (24), and Haley Joel Osment; and The New V.I.P.’s, Amazon’s first foray into animated series, from The Life & Times of Tim’s Steve Dildarian.

These new pilots follow up Amazon original standouts like The Tick and Fleabag. Amazon’s Head of Comedy, Drama & VR Joe Lewis said: “Pilots continue to be the best way to take risks, find voices, and evolve the art form of television.”

Amazon Prime members can start watching the pilots and leaving feedback on March 17.

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*First Published: Mar 2, 2017, 11:25 am