- Amazon will begin production on five new original TV series in an effort to keep up with Netflix and Hulu.
- The shows were chosen based on feedback from 14 pilots; two will be comedies, Alpha House and Betas, and three will be children's programs, Annebots, Creative Galaxy and Tumbleaf.
- These shows will be the first ever originals produced by the retail giant for its instant streaming service.
From the article:
"As original content becomes a big differentiator in the video streaming market, the question remains whether any of Amazon's scripted series can become a bona fide hit like Netflix's House of Cards. The Verge reported that even some of the green-lit shows received largely negative feedback."