The process of letting audiences vet pilots has proved fruitful for two recent Amazon Original productions, as both the revenge drama “Hand of God” and the ’80s-set comedy “Red Oaks” have been given the greenlight for full season orders on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video.
“Hand of God” stars Ron Perlman (Hellboy, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Judge Pernell Harris, a rough, law-bending justice who suffers a breakdown and seeks revenge on the rapist who tore his family apart through visions he believes are sent by God through his ventilator-bound son. Directed by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, World War Z), the series co-stars Dana Delany, Garret Dillahunt, Andre Royo, Julian Morris, Elizabeth McLaughlin and Emayatzy Corinealdi.
“Red Oaks” stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) in a coming-of-age story about a young tennis pro named David Meyers working at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey circa 1985 who meets a group of wacky co-workers and tries to think of a major the summer before heading to college. Directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, “Eastbound and Down”) and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh (“The Knick,” Ocean’s Eleven), the series co-stars Richard Kind, Alexandra Socha, Paul Reiser, Ennis Esmer, Jennifer Grey, Oliver Cooper and Gage Golightly.
“We are excited to get working on full seasons of ‘Hand of God’ and ‘Red Oaks,'” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “These shows come from some of the most talented creators in the business. Customers loved the pilot episodes and we cant wait to hear what they think of the entire series.”