Amazon Orders Kids’ Soccer Comedy Pilot
Amazon Studios has ordered a pilot for “The Kicks” a comedy series based on the series of popular children’s books of the same.
As reported by Deadline, “The Kicks,” which comes from James Frey’s production company Full Fathom Five, will center on a 12-year-old soccer player from Connecticut who is on the verge of becoming the captain of her middle-school soccer team, when she is forced to relocate with her family to California, one of the most competitive soccer states in the country.
David Babcock (“Dharma & Greg”) is on board as the series’ writer and showrunner.
“The Kicks” joins a growing pilot slate at Amazon Studios, which is currently finalizing its fourth “pilot season.” Other pilots in the works for season four include “Salem Rogers: Model of the Year 1988,” “Down Dog,” and five kids’ series, “The Stinky & Dirty Show,” “Buddy: Tech Detective,” “Niko and the Sword of Light,” “Table 58,” and “Just Add Magic.”Tags: Amazon Instant VIdeo, Amazon Originals, Amazon Studios, David Babcock, Full Fathom Five, The Kicks