For years Amazon has released public pilot shows for Amazon Prime Originals. Amazon would use viewer feedback as a factor in whether the shows would get a new season.
For sometime we have heard that Amazon was looking at dropping the program. Now Deadline is reporting the public pilot shows are all but dead.
‘The reality of the marketplace is it’s competitive and often you just have to go to series,” former Amazon Studios Head Roy Price said in August. “We still have customer feedback, but will probably have fewer pilots for sure.”
“Amazon customer feedback on pilots has helped make some of the most critically acclaimed and popular series to date, including multi-Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning series Transparent, multi-Golden Globe-winning series Mozart in the Jungle, and the most-streamed scripted Amazon Original Series ever by Prime members globally, The Man in the High Castle, winner of two Emmys,” Amazon said in the fall pilot season announcement.
It is reported that Amazon is hoping to speed up the roll out of new shows and eliminating the public pilot episode would greatly do so.
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