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“Sea Oak,” ‘The Climb” and “Love You More” — Amazon’s three comedy pilots from this season — will not be moving forward to series, Variety has confirmed.

The move reflects the new programming strategy mandated by Jeff Bezos, away from niche offerings and toward tentpole projects like the new iteration of “Lord of the Rings.” Amazon is said to be searching for big hit series that can run for multiple seasons.

Another factor at play is the shift in leadership at Amazon Studios. The executives who greenlit the projects, which bowed on November 10, have all exited — from content head Roy Price to comedy and drama chief Joe Lewis. COO Albert Chang has been serving as interim head while the search continues for a replacement for Price. […]

And the black comedy “Sea Oak” starred Close as a Rust Belt woman who comes back from the dead after she’s killed in a home invasion. “Atlanta’s” Hiro Murai directed the pilot and exec produces with creator George Saunders, Jonathan Krauss and Evan Dunsky. […]

Source Variety



Hi! I have added 261 HD Screencaptures from the pilot of SEA OAK. You can watch the first episode on Amazon Prime. I really hope the show gets picked up to series!

Genre-bending comedy SEA OAK features Aunt Bernie, a meek, working-class woman who dies tragically in a home invasion. Compelled by sheer force of dissatisfaction, she comes back from the dead full of rage, determined to get the life she never had. She proceeds to inflict a range of demands on her immediate family who live in a low-end subsidized hellhole of a housing complex called Sea Oak. SEA OAK is created by George Saunders, 2017 Man Booker Prize winner for LINCOLN IN THE BARDO.

With Glenn Close, Jack Quaid, Jane Levy, Rae Gray, James Van Der Beek…



Amazon has set a Nov. 10 debut for three comedy pilots, including the Glenn Close starrer “Sea Oak” and one from “Sex and the City” alum Michael Patrick King. […]

“Sea Oak” is a black comedy starring Close as a Rust Belt woman who comes back from the dead after she’s killed in a home invasion. “Atlanta’s” Hiro Murai directed the pilot and exec produces with creator George Saunders, Jonathan Krauss and Evan Dunsky.

Amazon will make its final series greenlight decisions in part based on viewer reaction to the pilots. […]

Source Variety



Suburgatory alumna Jane Levy is set to co-star opposite André Holland in Hulu’s upcoming psychological-horror drama series Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Also boarding the show in a key role is an actress closely associated with King’s cinematic world, Carrie star Sissy Spacek.

Levy has signed a one-year deal for Castle Rock, and she also has been tapped to co-star opposite Glenn Close in the Amazon supernatural comedy pilot Sea Oak, written by George Saunders based on his short story.

Set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock, from from Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, is named after the fictional town in King’s native Maine that is featured prominently in a number of his novels, novellas and short stories. Per the producers, it combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

Holland will play Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in Castle Rock.

Oscar winner alum Spacek will play Ruth Deaver, the estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Holland). She’s a retired professor whose fading memories might hold a key to Castle Rock’s unsettling past. Levy plays Jackie, the death-obsessed self-appointed historian of Castle Rock.

The project reunites Levy with Warner Bros. TV, which cast her in her breakout role as the lead in the ABC comedy series Suburgatory. Levy is repped by Gersh and Sloane Offer.

Spacek is coming off a three-season run on the Netflix drama series Bloodline.

Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed Castle Rock for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.

(Source Deadline)