If you aren’t watching Amazon’s Red Oaks, you need to be. The comedy series has been renewed by the streaming company for a second season. The pilot was directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down) who also executive produces with writer and creators Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs (The Knick, Cars 3, Magic Mike XXL). The show follows a young tennis player working at the prestigious and exclusive Red Oaks Country Club during the summer between his sophomore and junior years of college in the 1980s. Richard Kind, Paul Reiser, and Craig Roberts. As for additional moves made by Amazon, they picked up Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi. The series stars Notaro, a story loosely based on her life. It follows her as she deals with the complex reentry into her childhood hometown of Bay Saint Lucille, Miss., to deal with the unexpected death of her mother. The cast includes Noah Harpster, John Rothman and Casey Wilson as Tig’s girlfriend, Brooke. Notaro and Diablo Cody are writers and exec producers with Louis C.K.
Two more comedies will be coming as well starting with Highston. The show follows 19-year-old Highston Liggetts, played by newcomer Lewis Pullman, who has a wide circle of celebrity friends — that only he can see. His parents Jean (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Wilbur (Chris Parnell) force him to get psychiatric help, but his Uncle Billy (Curtis Armstrong) thinks he’s just fine. The pilot guest stars Shaquille O’Neal and Flea, and is written by Bob Nelson, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and exec produced by Baron Cohen, Todd Hoffman, Nelson, and Todd Schulman.
Finally, Z: The Beginning of Everything is based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the Jazz Age in the 20s. Starring Christina Ricci, who exec produces and stars as Zelda Sayre, the series starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gavin Stenhouse), and moves through their love affair and marriage. Written by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, the series is directed by Tim Blake Nelson and exec produced by Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon of Killer Films.