Amazon to Preview Pilots Starring Ron Perlman, Chloe Sevigny and Others

Hand of God Pilot Preview

Amazon has set an Aug. 28 premiere for its third pilot season, at which time viewers can screen and vote on a total of five new projects, featuring familiar faces such as Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love) and T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy).

This past April, Amazon customers had a role in greenlighting six series, including the Jeffrey Tambor-fronted dramedy Transparent, X-Files creator Chris Carter’s The After and the novels-to-screen adaptation Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. (Premiere timetables for those shows can be found here.)

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The new batch of pilots can be viewed using the Amazon Instant Video app available on Fire TV, Kindle Fire tablets, iPad, Roku, Xbox and other devices; brief summaries follow.

Hand of God
This drama centers on Pernell Harris (Perlman), a law-bending judge who embarks on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart, relying on “messages” he believes are being sent by God through his ventilator-bound son. The cast also includes Dana Delany, Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope), Andre Royo (The Wire) and Alona Tal (Veronica Mars).

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Written, directed and produced by Whit Stillman (Metropolitan) and filmed on location, this romantic comedy follows a group of young American expatriates in contemporary Paris searching for love and friendship. The cast includes Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny.

HysteriaHysteria - Season Pilot
Members of a girls’ competitive dance team are stricken with a strange, psycho-physiological illness that begins spreading in the community through technology. Mena Suvari plays the neurologist who returns to her hometown of Austin, Texas, to investigate the cause — ultimately suspecting that it might be linked to her tragic past. Penned by Shaun Cassidy (Invasion), the pilot’s cast includes James McDaniel (Orange Is The New Black), Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises), Adan Canto (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Laura San Giacomo (Saving Grace) and T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy).

This comedy promises an honest look at the complexities of marriage and the charged dynamics of a tight-knit group of friends in suburban Chicago. The cast includes series creator Jay Chandrasekhar (of Broken Lizard), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Selma Blair, Travis Schuldt (Scrubs), Hayes MacArthur, Collette Wolfe (Cougar Town), Luka Jones, Lindsay Sloane and Rob Delaney.

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Produced by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Cinemax’s The Knick), this coming-of-age comedy stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) as an assistant tennis pro at a country club in circa 1985 New Jersey. The cast includes Paul Reiser (Mad About You), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing), Richard Kind (Spin City), Oliver Cooper (Californication), Gage Golightly and Ennis Esmer.

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  1. kirads09 says:

    Perlman – nuff said there really. But the premise sounds fascinating for Hand Of God.

  2. Analog says:

    a TV show shot in Paris!? Interesting.

  3. Marco says:

    Do I really have to choose? All of these sound pretty great!

  4. Marcus T. says:

    New studios filled with the same old people from TV. innovation!

  5. herman1959 says:

    I can’t wait for Aug. 25 because Red Oaks sounds great. I wondered if Cosmopolitan would be shot on location – I’m glad the answer is yes. But, did I hear that Shaun Evans dropped out of the cast, because he was really the only reason I was going to watch?

  6. Delirious says:

    Hysteria sounds like it could either be surprisingly awesome, or a complete senseless disaster.