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Back by Popular Demand: Amazon Studios Original Comedy Series Alpha House Will Return for a Second Season

(NASDAQ: AMZN)—After generating more than 6,000 five-star reviews, customers’ beloved Senators-turned-roomies will once again be shaking hands, kissing babies and bunking up. Amazon Studios today announced that the critically-acclaimed and customer-favorite Garry Trudeau political series Alpha House will return for a second season. John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy will reprise their roles as Republican Senators living under one roof in Washington, D.C. Since its launch, Alpha House has become the most popular TV season on Amazon Instant Video and has collected over 6,000 5-star reviews. Production on season two is scheduled to begin this summer.

“We are delighted that Alpha House is a winner among Prime members,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “More than 6,000 customers gave the show a perfect five-star rating and have posted glowing, witty and compelling reviews asking for a second season. We’re excited to begin production and keep the story about these senators alive.”

Written by Academy Award-nominee and Pulitzer Prize-winner Garry Trudeau and produced by Trudeau, Elliot Webb and Jonathan Alter, Alpha House is a comedy about four misfit senators who rent a house together in Washington, D.C. and deal with the outrageous—and sometimes all-too-real—foibles of Beltway life.

Alpha House is a joy to work on, and we’re thrilled that the show’s been renewed by Amazon,” said Garry Trudeau. “It’s fun to dance on the leading edge of streaming video, where audiences converge on server farms at all hours, besotted by John Goodman and free two-day shipping.”

Customers can binge watch season one of Alpha House now, exclusively on Prime Instant Video, using their Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, and hundreds of other connected devices, or they can watch online at Amazon.com. For those who are not already Amazon Prime members, the first three episodes of Alpha House are available to all Amazon customers through Amazon Instant Video. Customers can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime at www.amazon.com/primevideos.

Thousands of customers have posted their reviews of Alpha House. Here’s what they’re saying:

  • “One of the funniest shows I’ve seen for awhile. Watched the first episode and I’m hooked for the duration. Sometimes ‘fiction’ takes on a reality of its own!”
  • “Awesome show! I hope this is a sign of things to come from Amazon. Very funny, great casting, and wonderful writing. Hope there is another season soon!”
  • “Love the juxtaposition of fiction with nonfiction, actors and mainstream newsmen. Looking forward to the next season coming out.”
  • “Watch it now. I personally cannot wait for season two. Great cast and darn good political comedy writing. See it.”
  • “A show that no one should miss. This is a wonderful show, especially for anyone who follows politics. The acting and actors are a joy to watch and the dialogue is snappy and very funny.”
  • “Love it. Can’t say enough about this series. Look forward to the next season. John Goodman is excellent and the writers are truly gifted. Casting is spot on!”

About Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films and episodic series—one that’s open to great ideas from creators and audiences around the world. Anyone can upload a script and will then be notified within 45 days if that script is optioned. Amazon Studios will read and review all submissions and those who choose to make their projects public will also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios community.

More than 8,000 movie and approximately 2,000 series projects have been submitted to Amazon Studios. Amazon Studios continues to invite series creators to upload their proposals for comedy and children’s programming at http://studios.amazon.com/getting-started/series or submit them privately via Amazon Studios.

Comprehensive cast and crew information, including bios and filmographies, is available on Amazon's IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, www.amazon.es, www.amazon.com.br, www.amazon.in, www.amazon.com.mx, and www.amazon.com.au. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

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