Amazon Adds Los Angeles Period Drama to Slate of Original Shows

/ Oct 25, 2013

LA

Over the past year, Amazon has been seriously ramping up its original programming initiatives. While the Seattle-based company has primarily focused on comedy and children’s programming, it has also shifted focus towards high-concept drama series like “The After,” a post-apocalyptic thriller created by “The X-Files” creator Chris Carter.

Amazon has also recently greenlit period drama “Grand Ave” from “Once Upon A Time” writer Ian Goldberg. The new series, according to Deadline, will take place in 1910 Los Angeles during the city’s massive expansion from small town to the LA we know it as today.

“Grand Ave” is being produced by Jessika Borsiczky who has worked with Showtime on “House of Lies.”

Amazon’s jump into more original programming comes at a good time. Recently, Amazon announced via a Q3 earnings report that it has “signed up millions of new Prime members.” According to Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak, Prime Instant Video is in large part responsible for the new members. About Prime Instant Video, Szkutak said it is “certainly helping the Prime membership increases that you’re seeing.” The CFO added also added that Amazon was seeing “great usage” of the streaming service.

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