Amazon Studios Orders Another Original Pilot
Only several weeks after Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) said it had five new children’s pilots in the works, Amazon Studios announced Tuesday that it green-lit another pilot: Maker Shack Agency. The Hollywood Reporter reports the new live-action series comes from Ben Silverman’s company, Electus Studios, and tells the story of a 13-year-old inventor named Angus Wolfe and his adventures with his two best friends — Jo and Merle — in Akron, Ohio.
If Amazon chooses to order a full series from the pilot, Maker Shack Agency will show the three teenagers solving their clients’ problems with a new invention each episode. And it appears that Electus and the show’s creators are taking the invention aspect of the show very seriously. Applied Minds, a research and development company, will be responsible for the design of the inventions on each episode.
Drew Buckley, chief operating officer and head of development at Electus, said in a statement, “We are incredibly excited for our first initiative with Amazon and we look forward to inspiring the next generation of makers.” He continued, “With Maker Shack Agency, we hope to inspire kids to think about new and different ways to solve life’s problems and to never be afraid of failure — as Wolfie always says, ‘Fail Forward.’”