Here’s an early Xmas present from Amazon:
Amazon Prime is ramping up its original slate in a big way, picking up a whopping five primetime pilots to series: two dramas — the 1969 newsroom-set Good Girls Revolt, starring Genevieve Angelson, Chris Diamantopoulos and Jim Belushi; and political thriller Patriot, written and directed by Steven Conrad and co-starring Terry O’Quinn — and three comedies: dark comedy One Mississippi starring comedian Tig Notaro, written and executive produced by Notaro and Diablo Cody and executive produced by Louis CK; as well as Highston and Z starring Christina Ricci.
On the kids side, the streaming service has picked up Danger & Eggs, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (26 episodes) and Niko and the Sword of Light
Additionally, freshmen Red Oaks and Hand of God will join freshly renewed The Man In the High Castle in getting second-season pickups. And kids staple Tumble Leaf will return for a third season. Additionally, I hear Amazon is extending the option on Shane Black and Fred Dekker’s Western Edge starring Max Martini. — Deadline
Congrats to the cast and crew!
The information about the character isn’t accurate, but this is the new project (via Deadline):
Garret Dillahunt is set to star opposite Jason Momoa in Braven, the indie action-thriller being directed by Lin Oeding. The former Raising Hope star will play villain in the film about about a lumberjack (Momoa) who battles mercenaries who are after a heroin stash that has found its way into his family’s mountain cabin. Dillahunt plays the money-hungry trucker who put the drugs there.
And a bit more info from an earlier announcement:
The pic, scripted by Thomas Pa’a Sibbett from an original story by Mike Nilon, centers a humble logger residing along the U.S./Canada border who is confronted by a group of deadly drug runners in his secluded cabin in the mountains, and he must do everything in his power to protect his family. Momoa and Brian Mendoza’s Pride of Gypsies is producing alongside Nilon and Molly Hassell.
Best wishes and here’s hoping for a fantastic year ahead!
Garret’s first episode of The Mindy Project (4×04 “The Bitch Is Back”) was released earlier today. You can watch it on Hulu.