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Monday, July 7th, 2014

Amazon Adds Comedy Pilot 'Red Oaks' from Steven Soderbergh

craig_robertsAmazon Studios has added another comedy pilot to its lineup for pickup consideration later this year. According to Variety, the online network has added an '80s-set coming-of-age comedy called Red Oaks starring Craig Roberts (Submarine, Neighbors) as a college student who lands a summer job as an assistant tennis pro at a suburban New Jersey country club. Paul Reiser, Richard Kind, Jennifer Grey, and Oliver Cooper also star in the pilot, which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, directed by Pineapple Express and Eastbound and Down's David Gordon Green, and written by Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi. Red Oaks joins Whit Stillman's The Cosmopolitans as one of the next round of Amazon offerings; last round ended with series orders for Jill Soloway's Transparent and the Roman Coppola/Jason Schwartzman/Alex Timbers collab Mozart in the Jungle.