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Amazon Orders 6 New Series — And They’re the Right Ones

•, By Graeme McMillan
 The six shows to get a full season are Chris Carter’s The After, Bosch (based on the Michael Connelly novels), Roman Coppola’s comedy Mozart in the Jungle, the wonderful Transparent, and two kids’ series: Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and Wishenpoof! Also officially announced today, although known for some time: Alpha House, the political comedy from Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau, is getting a second season on Amazon.

With the arguable exceptions of the overly-polite Wishenpoof! and uneven The After—and in that latter case, Carter’s involvement doubtlessly carried some amount of cache, not to mention likely X-Files-led fan engagement—this is the rare case of a network (well, quasi-network) making the right choices for once. In particular, Transparent and Mozart are shows that feel as if they could thrive online in a way in which they couldn’t manage even on cable television, which is something Amazon needs in order for its Originals programming to succeed.

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