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Amazon adds cable-style comedy to third pilot season

Amazon Studios has unveiled another show for its third pilot cycle – a “strikingly honest cable comedy” from comic Jay Chandrasekhar.

Roy Price croppedReally comes from Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers), who created, wrote and directed the pilot, and also stars alongside Sarah Chalke (Scrubs). It is produced with Main Street Films’ Craig Chang and Harrison Kordestani, and Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings).

The pilot is the third Amazon’s production studio has commissioned for its latest pilots season, which allows viewers to vote on each programme in order to decide which are taken to season via the Instant Prime Video service.

“At Amazon Studios, we’re always looking for shows with distinctive voices and captivating characters that our customers won’t see anywhere else on TV,” said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios (pictured). “From the moment we read the script we knew that Really is one of those shows, and we think Amazon customers will really – pun intended – enjoy viewing the pilot later this year.”

Really follows four suburban Chicago couples reaching maturity and leaving behind their dwindling youth. Chandrasekhar plays a character who discovers a secret about a friend that, if revealed, would destroy his tight-knit friendship group.

Selma Blair, Travis Schuldt, and Hayes MacArthur are also among the acting talent.

Really is meant to be a sophisticated, funny, strikingly honest cable comedy for adults,” said Chandrasekhar. “We’re going to talk honestly about subjects including sex, alcohol, addiction, drugs, race and politics. Good fun.”

Already on the Amazon pilot line-up for the third cycle are The Cosmopolitans and Hand of God.