Following the success of Jill Soloway's Transparent, which received a total of 11 Emmy nominations, and the news that it just signed the Top Gear trio to a mega deal for a new show, Amazon Studios is finally dipping its toe into the same pool as its rival Netflix. The streaming service will hope to capitalize on that momentum later this year when it debuts a handful of new original programming, including Ron Perlman's Hand of God, the alternative history drama The Man in the High Castle, and more.
Kicking off the fall "season" is Hand of God, a new drama starring Sons of Anarchy's Perlman as a corrupt judge who thinks God is telling him to set out on a path of vigilante justice. The series' entire first season will debut on Friday, September 4. Dana Delaney, Alona Tal, Julian Morris, and Garret Dillahunt also star.
The '80s set coming-of-age comedy Red Oaks will debut the following month on Friday, October 9. From producers Joe Gangemi, David Gordon Green, Gregory Jacobs, and Steven Soderbergh, the series follows a college student who's trying to enjoy the last days of summer before his life gets serious. The series stars Craig Roberts, Jennifer Grey, Richard Kind, Paul Reiser, Gage Golightly, and Ennis Esmer.
Based on Philip K. Dick's novel of the same name, The Man in the High Castle will then premiere on Amazon Prime Friday, November 20. Following an alternative version of history in which the Axis powers won World War II, the series hails from Frank Spotnitz and is produced by Ridley Scott and David Zucker. It stars Luke Kleintank, Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and DJ Qualls.
The second season of the Golden Globe-winning Transparent will hit the streaming service on December 4, and although there is no official date, you can expect Season 2 of Mozart in the Jungle in January 2016. Amazon has not yet announced a premiere date for Shawn Ryan's Mad Dogs or the magazine-style series New Yorker Presents.