Amazon Orders Five Pilots to Series; Renews Mozart in the Jungle

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After making all 13 of its pilots available to visitors for the past month, Amazon ordered five new shows to series.

The streaming service also picked up the comedic drama Mozart in the Jungle for Season 2.

“During the latest pilot season, Amazon customers made The Man in the High Castle our most watched pilot ever,” Amazon Studios VP Roy Price said in a statement. “These new series, including our first docu-series (The New Yorker Presents), are some of our most ambitious to date and I’m looking forward to their premieres in the future.”

Along with kid-centric series The Stinky & Dirty Show and Just Add Magic, Amazon’s series orders include the following:

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE - Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning book and written by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), this drama asks what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II, picking up the action two decades after the war.

MAD DOGS - An hour-long dark comedy/UK adaptation, from Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Marney Hochman (Last Resort), this follows the reunion of a group of underachieving friends who are all at different crossroads in their lives. The cast includes Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club), Billy Zane (Titanic), Romany Malco (Weeds), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Ben Chaplin (The Truth About Cats and Dogs).

THE NEW YORKER PRESENTS - America’s most award-winning magazine comes to life in this half-hour docu-series, which offerings include a short film starring Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and Brett Gelman (Go On).

Looking to check out these brand new pilots? Curious to see what's on tap this spring? You can view all five upcoming programs via AMAZING PRIME INSTANT VIDEO.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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