(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Are you an Alpha or a Beta? You can decide
this month when the four senators-turned-unlikely-roommates of
and the endearing, young tech industry entrepreneurs of
come back to Amazon in 11-episode series.
debuts November 15 and
will follow on November 22.
The first three episodes of each show will be available to all Amazon customers for free via Amazon Instant Video on Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U, and other connected devices, and online at
. After that, one episode of each show will become available weekly, exclusively on Prime Instant Video. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a trial at
. Those who haven’t already viewed the pilot episodes—or those who want to relive them ahead of the series debuts—can access them now on any Amazon Instant Video app or at
“Based on customers’ enthusiastic response to the pilot episodes we are counting down the days until we can share more of the political and entrepreneurial exploits of our
characters. Our goal is to make great TV shows that customers will love and we hope they’re going to love these shows,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “We will release three episodes upfront for all customers so they can try out the shows and get to know the characters. Then we will release new episodes via Prime Instant Video week by week so that customers can chat about the shows and build up anticipation. We’re constantly experimenting and trying new things—and we’re eager to hear customers’ feedback on this model.”
, which was written by Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner
and produced by Trudeau,
, is a comedy about four misfit senators (
) who rent a house together in Washington DC. The roomies are joined by
Sex and the City
Strangers with Candy
Curb Your Enthusiasm
), who share in the outrageous—and sometimes all-too-real—follies of Washington politics.
“The first season is about the fight for survival among incumbent Republican senators first elected in the pre-Tea Party era. Even though they’re all solidly conservative, three of the four senators living in Alpha House are facing strong primary challenges from the right. The struggle to hold onto their core values drives both the comedy and the drama in our show,” said Garry Trudeau. “We think we’ve kept the show realistic in its essential details, while taking broad satirical liberties you might expect. We also tried to make a few political points along the way, but mostly, we wanted the show to be as much fun for the audience as we and the cast had making it.”