Monday, October 23, 2017

Development News - Amazon Sets New Pilot Season with 'The Climb,' 'Love You More' and 'Sea Oak'

Development News - October 23, 2017

Amazon's The Climb, Love You More and Sea Oak.

  • The streaming service has just set Friday, November 10 as the premiere date for its latest pilot season. It will stream the following three comedy pilots:
  • THE CLIMB: From creator and star Diarra Kilpatrick and The Mark Gordon Company comes a comedy about the new American Dream set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Detroit. The series follows an office assistant who seeks an extraordinary life through internet fame, with her best friend always in tow. Chris Robinson directed the pilot, which shot on location in Detroit. Christina Lee served as showrunner on the pilot episode. Amazon Studios produces.
  • LOVE YOU MORE: Stars New York City cabaret sensation Bridget Everett as Karen Best, with Bobcat Goldthwait directing and Michael Patrick King showrunning. Karen Best is a big girl with a big personality and a big love of Chardonnay, which occasionally, causes her to make some big mistakes with men. But the biggest thing about Karen is her big heart, which she uses to excel at her job as a counselor at an independent living residence for young adults with Down syndrome. And sometimes, Karen's need to stand up for all the little people in life manifests into a fantasy rock music number, where we discover she also has a big and beautiful voice. MPK Productions, Warner Bros. Television and Amazon Studios produce. King, Goldthwait and Everett co-wrote the pilot. King and Goldthwait serve as executive producers, and Everett is a co-executive producer.
  • SEA OAK: A genre-bending comedy from renowned author and creator George Saunders, starring Emmy winner Glenn Close, directed by Hiro Murai and executive produced by Jonathan Krauss through his Affiliated Pictures banner. Murai will also serve as an executive producer as well as Evan Dunsky. Lael Smith and Keir McFarlane serve as co-executive producers. Aunt Bernie, a working-class woman in a Rust Belt city (meek, unmarried, no kids) dies tragically in a home invasion. Compelled by sheer force of dissatisfaction, she comes back from the dead full of rage, determined to get the life she never had. She proceeds to inflict a range of demands on what's life of her nuclear family (a quasi-stripper nephew and two feckless nieces), who live in a low-end subsidized hellhole of a housing complex called Sea Oak.