Richard’s new show Oasis is now available to stream on Amazon Video/Prime. The episode is amazing and definitely deserves more episodes. Be sure to watch it, rate it, and review it!
I’ve updated the gallery with beautiful new production stills from the pilot episode. Check them out!
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Amazon is set to kick off its latest pilot season on March 17.
On Thursday, the streaming giant unveiled the latest projects that subscribers will be able to vote on, including the space drama Oasis starring Richard Madden and Hayley Joel Osment; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino; and the dark comedy The Legend of Master Legend headlined by Winter’s Bone star John Hawkes.
The other projects include the pot comedy Budding Prospects and the animated half-hour The New V.I.P.’s.
Per the company’s model, the pilots will be available in Amazon’s global territories including the UK, Germany, Austria and Japan, and subject to customer reviews.
“Pilots continue to be the best way to take risks, find voices and evolve the art form of television,” said Joe Lewis, Amazon Studios’ head of comedy, drama and virtual reality. “We’re excited about these new worlds, characters and filmmakers. We’re looking forward to another Amazon Pilot Season and more great customer feedback.”
Based on Michael Faber’s cult novel The Book of Strange New Things, Oasis follows a chaplain (Madden) who is sent into space to help establish a colony on a distant planet. What he ends up discovering not only puts his faith to the test, but life as we know it.
The pilot also stars world-renowned Indian actor and producer Anil Kapoor, Michael Shaw, Antje Traue, Mark Addy, Haley Joel Osment, Maureen Sebastian, Michael Shaffer, and Zawe Ashton. Oasis is written by Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies), who will exec produce with Andy Harries (The Crown) and Lila Rawlings, produced by Rob Bullock (The Night Manager), with Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland) directing. The one-hour drama pilot is a co-production of Amazon Studios and Left Bank Productions.
TV LINE – Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden is shooting for the moon with his latest TV gig.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the actor formerly known as Robb Stark has signed on to star in Strange New Things, Amazon’s ambitious drama pilot set in outer space. Based on Michel Faber’s celebrated 2014 novel The Book Of Strange New Things, project — which is being eyed as a 10-episode event series — centers on a soulful, intense priest (Madden) who leaves his wife to travel to a distant planet/colony to preach to the native population.
Earlier this year, our sister site Deadline described the project as “a heart-wrenching love story of a husband and wife with the universe between them,” likening it to “Heart Of Darkness in space.”
Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies) will pen the pilot and serve as an executive producer, with Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland) handling directing duties. Andy Harries (Strike Back) and Lila Rawlings (Left Bank Productions) also are on board as producers.