Amazon Orders Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi”, “Highston” with Chris Parnell and Mary Lynn Rajskub, and “Z: The Beginning of Everything” to Series and Renews “Red Oaks”
Just like Netflix has upped their content orders for next years, Amazon is smartly following suit.
Today, Amazon boosted up their upcoming comedy offering by not only renewing their 80s coming-of-age comedy, Red Oaks, from David Gordon Green, but ordered three of their comedy pilots to series.
One, Highston, has Chris Parnell and Marry Lynn Rajskub as parents to a kid played by Lewis Pullman who has celebrity friends that only he can see. The second one, One Mississippi is the high profile dramedy series based on the life of Tig Notaro with involvement from Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody. The third and final series ordered today was, Z: The Beginning of Everything, a comedy based on the whirlwind-turned-tornado of a romance between Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and legendary author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Christina Ricci is set to lead and the series is written by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, both from The Killing, and directed by Tim Blake Nelson that you probably saw years ago in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
All in all, this new batch of comedy series that Amazon has will be very intriguing to see in how it stacks up to releases from Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services.