Amazon Goes Funny for Fall
Amazon Studios is going bold for back to school.
Speaking to a crowd of TV reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills Sunday morning, head of half-hour programming Joe Lewis announced that September would be Amazon’s “month of comedy,” with the premieres of three new comic series and the return of its crown jewel.
Calling the lineup Amazon’s “riskiest” slate, Lewis stated that each week of the month would see a bow, starting with comedian Tig Notaro’s self-biographical One Mississippi (from executive producer Louis C.K.) on September 9, followed a week later by the very British Fleabag on September 16, the launch of the third season of the Golden Globe-winning standout Transparent on the 23rd and finally, Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes on September 30.
As for the streaming service’s other award-winning offering, Mozart in the Jungle, it was confirmed that fans can expect new episodes on Amazon Prime starting on December 9.