Amazon Studios has reportedly ordered Transparent, a critical favorite among their pilots, to series, according to Andrew Wallenstein of Variety.
Though an Amazon rep declined to comment to Wallenstein, he credits sources with the news that the studio has picked up two comedies, the aforementioned Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle, and two dramas, The After and Bosch. So while news isn't official yet, there's something to celebrate.
When Amazon released its pilots online last month for viewers to evaluate, Jill Soloway's Transparent was pounced on by critics as a possible game changer for Amazon. "Transparent is my favorite pilot in years, and by a lot," Margaret Lyons wrote at Vulture. Willa Paskin at Slate explained that the show could be to Amazon what House of Cards was to Netflix. The lovely show, which stars Jeffrey Tambor and Gaby Hoffmann, tells the story of a family in L.A. on the precipice of a major change, a revelation that comes at the end of the pilot.
We also are fans of Mozart, a show about the sex lives of classical musicians, from Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Alex Timbers. The After is a sci-fi series from Chris Carter of The X-Files, and Bosch is a cop show based on a series of books by Michael Connelly.
The Wire reached out to Amazon for comment.