Amazon Studios To Launch A Comedy Show About Silicon Valley Called “Betas”
Earlier this week, we wrote about how Amazon.com will be launching a new pilot based on the movie Zombieland. This series should not be confused with an upcoming series coming to HBO called Silicon Valley being created by the guy behind Office Space and Beavis and Butt-Head, Mike Judge. Betas will be about four computer geeks and their quest to achieve fame.
Michael Lehmenn (40 Days and 40 Nights, The Truth About Cats and Dogs) will be directing the series. Another director and producer is Alan Freedland (Guys With Kids and American Dad). Other people involved in the project include Jon Daly, Ed Begley Jr., Joe Dinicol, Margo Harshman, Charlie Saxton, and Karan Soni.
Betas will be Amazon.com’s 8th comedy pilot after Alpha House, Browsers, Dark Minions, Onion News Empire, Supanatural, Those Who Can’t, and Zombieland. The ones that can the best feedback will get a full-run. The pilots that do poorly will be cancelled.