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[12/18/17 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 18
Updates include: BBC America cancels "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency"; Amazon passes on its latest comedy pilots; and NBC eyes a revival of "The Office" for the 2018-19 season.

[10/23/17 - 06:05 AM]
Amazon's Fall 2017 Half-Hour Pilot Season Premieres on November 10 on Amazon Prime Video
Bridget Everett, Diarra Kilpatrick, George Saunders, Glenn Close, Hiro Murai, and Michael Patrick King are among the featured auspices.

[06/21/17 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 21
Updates include: Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals only regulars due back on NBC's "Taken"; Michael Esper cast in FX's "Trust"; and Michael Seitzman to run ABC's "Quantico."

[06/16/17 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 16
Updates include: Glenn Close to star in Amazon's "Sea Oak"; DC Entertainment posts unaired episode of NBC's "Powerless"; and Kimberly Hébert Gregory joins ABC's "The Gospel of Kevin."

[03/23/17 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 23
Updates include: Cinemax formally cancels "The Knick"; FOX shifts "Lucifer" episode order; and Amazon preps a trio of comedy pilots.







SEA OAK (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/23/17 - 12/18/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
network passed on 12/18/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, October 2017) Sea Oak is a genre-bending comedy from renowned author and creator George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo), starring Emmy-winner Glenn Close (Damages, The Wife), directed by Golden Globe-winner Hiro Murai (Atlanta) and executive produced by Jonathan Krauss through his Affiliated Pictures banner. Murai will also serve as an executive producer as well as Evan Dunsky (Nurse Jackie). Lael Smith and Keir McFarlane serve as co-executive producers. Aunt Bernie, a working-class woman in a Rust Belt city (meek, unmarried, no kids), dies tragically in a home invasion. Compelled by sheer force of dissatisfaction, she comes back from the dead full of rage, determined to get the life she never had. She proceeds to inflict a range of demands on what's left of her nuclear family (a quasi-stripper nephew and two feckless nieces), who live in a low-end subsidized hellhole of a housing complex called Sea Oak. Sea Oak is from Amazon Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Glenn Close as Aunt Bernie
· Jack Quaid
· Rae Gray
CREW INFORMATION:
· Evan Dunsky as EP
· George Saunders as CRTR/EP
· Hiro Murai as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jonathan Krauss as EP
· Kier McFarlane as CO-EP
· Lael Smith as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Affiliated Pictures
· Amazon Studios