Streaming platform Twitch today announced that it will stream three of the latest TV shows from the Amazon Video Spring 2017 Pilot Season. The pilot episodes of sci-fi drama Oasis, dramedy The Legend of Master Legend, and comedy Budding Prospects, will stream back-to- back in 120-minute blocks over 24 hours on April 5. The pilots will follow the conclusion of the marathon of Power Rangers on the Twitch Presents channel, which is now the home of Twitch programmatic TV content.
Viewers will be able to provide feedback on the shows in chat and through a survey which will be distributed at the end of the stream.
"Based on positive community feedback and the impressive viewership numbers of the Amazon Pilots we streamed last year, it made sense to bring more of their shows to Twitch," said Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, Director of Twitch Studios. "Speaking more broadly, we've now witnessed several marathons and single episode experiments involving television content where it has been proven time and again that this form of entertainment combined with the interactive nature of Twitch works. Given what we've learned, Amazon Pilots are ideal for airing on our platform for amassing valuable viewer feedback."
Beginning Wednesday, April 5 at 1:00 pm PDT, viewers will be treated to pilots of each of the new TV shows each of which will repeat during a 24-hour period.
Oasis is based on the cult-favorite novel The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber, and follows a chaplain played by Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) who is sent to space to help establish a colony on a distant planet. Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, 24), Michael Shaw (Limitless), Antje Traue (Man of Steel), Mark Addy (Game of Thrones), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Alpha House) Maureen Sebastian (American Gothic), Michael Shaffer (Coach Sinclair), and Zawe Ashton (Nocturnal Animals) also star in Oasis. The drama pilot is a co-production of Amazon Studios and Left Bank Productions and directed by Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland).
The Legend of Master Legend is a dark comedy about the life of Frank Lafount, a homemade superhero from Las Vegas known as Master Legend. The show stars John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), Dawnn Lewis (Major Crimes), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire), and newcomer Anjelika Washington. The Legend of Master Legend was written by Transparent's Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.
Budding Prospects follows three hapless city boys who move from San Francisco to Mendocino to grow marijuana in 1983. Budding Prospects stars Adam Rose (Veronica Mars), Joel David Moore (Bones), Will Sasso (MADtv) and Brett Gelman (Fleabag).
Viewers will help determine the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime members. Amazon customer feedback on pilots have assisted in making some of the most critically-acclaimed and popular series to date like Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, and The Man in the High Castle.
Pilot episodes from The Legend of Master Legend, Budding Prospects, and Oasis will stream on April 5.