Amazon’s Freevee service is Getting a New Original Series


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Amazon’s free ad-supported streaming service Freevee is getting a new original show called “The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh.”

The show is an eight-episode series inspired by the life of its showrunner Vijal Patel. According to Amazon, the show follows the Pradeep family and their first few months after moving to America from India. Full of humorous events, romantically, personally, and professionally, the story will be told through flashbacks from an interrogation room.

“’The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh’ shines a comedic light on the centuries-old, universally relatable first-generation experience,” said Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD original content and programming at Amazon Studios. “We look forward to sharing Vijal’s personally inspired story — filled with heart, humility, and humor — with the Freevee audience.”

“This show is from a very personal place, and explores the many facets of the immigrant struggle,” said showrunner Vijal Patel. “As my parents say, the pain got funnier over time — like wine.”

The show will be produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios.

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