Amazon has always been a consumer-focused company that relies on customer data to improve business and increase user retention. With this type of mindset, Amazon was able to also apply it to their original video content production ensuring they invest their money into developing shows that have already peaked the interest of their subscriber-base.
This is done by producing a variety of original pilot episodes and posting them on the service to see which ones gain the most traction then budgeting appropriately to carry out a full-production on the most popular options. They have done this in the past, and it has worked out well for them especially with successes like Transparent and The Man in the High Castle.
Eight new pilots are ready to go live on Amazon's Prime Video platform come June 17th, and the voting booths will initiate to see which ones are worth turning into a full-fledged series. Five of the shows are developed for kids so I won't be getting into the details of these.
Here are the two adult-based pilots coming June 17th:
Based on the best-selling Meg Wolitzer novel, this show follows a group of teenagers who meet at a summer camp in 1974 and progress through the decades of adulthood.
The Last Tycoon
Adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's latest work, this show is set in 1930's Hollywood. Kelsey Grammer stars as an executive at a film studio whom battles with son (played by Matthew Bomer) over the future of their business.
Based on the cast and crews that Amazon has been able to round up, I think these two pilots could pack some serious potential. Only time will tell so make sure you are eligible to vote for your favorite come June 17th by signing up for Amazon Prime.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.