After being nominated for and winning its first Emmy awards ever, Amazon wants more.
Amazon Studios, the division of e-commerce giant Amazon.com that is responsible for sourcing and developing television shows, movies and comics, has announced its line-up of six fall pilots, reports Variety. These include two new comedies, one of which will be produced by famed stand-up comedian Louis C.K., and the other by Sacha Baron Cohen, of Da Ali G Show and Borat fame.
Louis C.K.’s new show is called One Mississippi and is loosely based on the life of the actor playing the lead role, Tig Notaro. The dark comedy will be about coming back to her childhood home in Mississippi after the death of her mother. Cohen’s show, called Highston, is about a teenager with imaginary celebrity friends. Depending on how the pilots fare with viewers, they will be turned into full TV shows.
Amazon received 12 Emmy nominations this year and won five for its comedy show Transparent—more than rival Netflix, which won four. While these numbers are still low when compared to networks like HBO, they just go to show that live-streaming services are serious about making good TV.