Streaming video services are working hard to differentiate themselves from each other in the mind of the consumer. One way some of the major streaming video services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video are looking to set themselves apart are with original TV shows that can’t be seen anywhere else. Amazon has announced that it is working on a new original comedy pilot that will be exclusive to Prime Instant Video.
The comedy pilot is called Betas and the show will follow four computer geeks from Silicon Valley who are working to “crack the ultimate code.” The new pilot has been added to the lineup of other pilots currently in production for Amazon’s video service. Betas is the eight comedy pilot added to the pilot lineup that will be made available to subscribers, giving subscribers the opportunity to choose which of the shows goes into production.
Betas is written by Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard. The pilot features Ed Begley Jr., Jon Daly, Joe Dinicol, Margo Harshman, Charlie Saxton and Karan Soni. The pilot is being directed by Michael Lehmann, who is well-known for his work with True Blood, Dexter, and American Horror Story.
Amazon has previously announced seven other comedy pilots that viewers will be able to vote on. Those other pilots include Alpha House, Browsers, Dark Minions, Onion News Empire, Supanatural , Those Who Can’t, and Zombieland.