After jumping the gun with it yesterday, Amazon Studios now really has the pilot for its “Zombieland” TV adaptation up online in full, along with the 13 other pilots making up the company’s first round of original programming.
The eight comedies and six children’s shows are all available to be streamed for free on Amazon Instant Video, LoveFilm UK and LoveFilm Germany — viewer feedback, including reviews, how many people watched the complete episodes and which ones were shared on social media, will be used to determine which ones are greenlit for full season that will likely run for 13 episodes.
This process, which has no timeline publicly attached, is intended to be an open, online-friendly reworking of the traditional network pilot season, though Amazon will also be getting feedback from an online panel recruited on Amazon as well as offline focus groups. The company’s more interested in shows with a smaller but passionate audience than ones with a broad but less committed one.
Here are the pilots — click the links to watch them online, descriptions courtesy of Amazon.
“Alpha House”: Directed by Adam Bernstein, starring John Goodman and Mark Consuelos. Re-election battles, looming indictments, parties, their Party … these senators need a drink. And a new housemate.
“Betas”: Directed by Michael Lehmann, starring Joe Dinicol and Karan Soni. Trey and his guys have an app, and a plan – now they need an investor. It’s party-crashing time.
“Browsers”: Directed by Don Scardino, starring Bebe Neuwirth and Brigette Davidovici. Will the interns’ first day at Gush, a news website run by the terrifying and iconic Julianna, be their last?
“Dark Minions”: Directed by Ross Shuman, starring Clancy Brown and Phil LaMarr. Grab your clipboards, boys, it’s time for a reconnaissance mission … and maybe a little rebel romance.
“Onion News Empire”: Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, starring William Sadler and Jeffrey Tambor. A new member of the team turns a dead-end assignment into a make-or-break moment.
“Supanatural”: Directed by Mark Brooks, starring Jameeliah Garrett and Lily Sparks. It’s not just an ancient doomsday artifact, it’s a hater. That’s why it must be destroyed.
“Those Who Can’t”: Directed by Adam and Evan Nix, starring Nikki Glaser and Kyle Kinane, Three teachers plot their revenge against the high-school hotshot who’s making their lives miserable.
“Zombieland”: Directed by Eli Craig, starring Kirk Ward and Tyler Ross. Adding new members to your post-apocalyptic “family” isn’t as easy as it sounds. But at least sometimes you get pie.
“Annebots”: Starring Katie Griffin and Addison Holley. Nick explores his new neighborhood, and finds that mixing things together can be an experiment that leads to friendship.
“Creative Galaxy”: Directed by Larry Jacobs, starring Susan Roman and Amariah Faulkner. The library walls are blah and boring … can a loveable little alien artist find a way to take them out of this world?
“Positively Ozitively“: Starring Andrea Libman and Nicole Oliver. Glinda’s magical Wishing Cap is on the blink, but even mistakes can be magical on the road of yellow brick.
“Sara Solves It”: Directed by Josh Mepham, Nicole Oliver and Shannon Chan-Kent. Rocket the rabbit is lost in a mixed-up elevator, and Sara needs to find him – and get Sam to his first pizza party.
“Teeny Tiny Dogs”: Starring John Tartaglia and Colleen Smith. It’s Butch’s first day at the Barking Lot, and he’s nervous. But with Butterfly, Dinky, Polly around, he doesn’t have to worry about being alone.
“Tumbleaf”: Directed by Drew Hodges, starring Gary Littman and Christopher Downs. Dreams take flight when Fig the fox finds a kite in his Finding Place.