Amazon, like competitors Hulu and Netflix, is set on producing original content for its Instant Video library.
Along with various children’s series, the company is also working on six new comedy pilots which users will then vote on, deciding who keeps on filming and who shuts down.
What we didn’t know, until now, is that Amazon is clearly investing quite a bit in these pilots, hiring big name actors for lead roles. In fact, TechCrunch has learned exclusively that John Goodman will be playing one of the lead roles in Alpha House.
Alpha House is a comedy written by Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer-Prize winner Garry Trudeau, which follows four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC.
John Goodman has been a well-known actor for some time now, starring in the Golden Globe nominated Argo film, which came out last year, as well as many other beloved films and TV shows like the Big Lebowski and Roseanne.
Work on the pilots has already begun, but there’s no word on when the finished products will be ready to air.