Friday, September 8, 2017

Amazon Gives Series Orders to Drama 'Tong Wars' and Untitled Comedy Starring Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph

This evening, Amazon has given series orders to drama Tong Wars and an untitled comedy starring Saturday Night Live alums Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph.

Set against the Tong Wars of 19th century San Francisco, Tong Wars tells a story spanning a significant period of time about Chinese immigrants and the clashes between organized-crime families in the city's Chinatown.

Paul Attanasio created the drama, which will be directed by Wong Kar-wai.

No logline was immediately released for the untitled comedy series starring Armisen and Rudolph. However, it was confirmed that they will executive produce with writers Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard. Dave Becky is an additional executive producer.

And finally, the streaming service has picked up two comedy pilots. Upload is a single camera comedy set in the future written by The Office creator Greg Daniels. Making Friends is a multi-camera comedy (a first for the service) from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.