Amazon Adds Comedy 'Really' to Third Pilot Season

7:54 AM PST 06/20/2014 by Natalie Jarvey
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Jay Chandrasekhar

The half-hour pilot stars writer-director Jay Chandrasekhar, Sarah Chalke and Selma Blair.

Amazon Studios continues to add new shows to its upcoming pilot season, bolstering its comedy selection with half-hour dramedy Really from writer-director Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers) and Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings). 

From Main Street Films, Really also stars Chandrasekhar as Jed, one half of a Chicago couple trying to come to terms with their evaporating youth. Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) plays his wife, Lori. Rounding out the cast are Selma Blair (Anger Management), Travis Schuldt (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Lindsay Sloane (Psych), Hayes MacArthur (Go On), Collette Wolfe (Young Adult), Luka Jones (Her) and Rob Delaney (Burning Love). 

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

The project joins previously announced dramas Hand of God, which stars Ron Perlman as a judge, and Paris-set Whit Stillman project Cosmopolitans. Other projects in the works include drama pilots Hysteria, which stars Mena Suvari as a doctor investigating a mysterious epidemic, Cocked, which stars Sam Trammell as a son who returns home to his family gun manufacturing company, and Point of Honor, a Civil War epic from writer Carlton Cuse.  

Amazon Studios recently picked up five series from its second pilot season. The Seattle-based tech giant, which operates Amazon Studios from Santa Monica, will once again ask viewers to watch its third slate of pilots before making series orders. 

 

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