Apparently, rave customer reviews have resulted in Amazon committing to more episodes of HAND OF GOD and RED OAKS, after their pilots were released to Amazon Prime subscribers in August. I have no idea who reacted positively to the mess that was Hand of God (about an anti-hero judge receiving hallucinations that turn him into a vigilante), but thankfully Red Oaks earned some praise (the '80s-set comedy-drama about a young man working at a wealthy country club). I reviewed them both here.
Roy Price, Vice-President of Amazon Studios:
"We are excited to get working on full seasons of Hand of God and Red Oaks. These shows come from some of the most talented creators in the business. Customers loved the pilot episodes and we can’t wait to hear what they think of the entire series."Lord knows when we'll actually see these shows. The After, Mozart in the Jungle, and Bosch are still being made, eight months after their pilots were released for subscriber feedback. My guess is next summer, but I wish the procedure was more transparent. I know a few people who think some of these pilots are dead-in-the-water because it just goes so quiet after they're released to the world.
In related news, The Cosmopolitans got a script order; presumably so Amazon have a feel for where that show might go, before they risk committing to more.