Amazon has had a long history of releasing Pilot Seasons where they ask for feedback on single episode TV pilots to help decide which shows to turn into a full season run. It has been an unusual practice that other studios don’t do and now it has come to an end, according to Entertainment Weekly. Amazon Studio head Jennifer Salke told reporters “we’ll use our own testing barometers and some user data but the public voting process has been set aside for now.” The season for the change is not to eliminate the feedback, but to speed up the time to release by eliminating pilots. By making decisions internally on shows, like the rest of the industry, and going straight to series, it should help get seasons done sooner and out to customers.
They don’t seem to be in any hurry to get season 3 of Man in the High Castle out, wonder why they want to rush new series?
Good riddance to the useless pilot program.
Many times they would not even pick the shows with great 5 star reviews instead pick the ones that had 4 stars or less.