Amazon doesn't have any original programming just yet that can quite compete with the buzz of House of Cards or the resurrection of Arrested Development. What it does have, however, is a compelling lineup of exclusive children's programming from big names like Angela C. Santomero and Carol Greenwald, the people responsible for Blue's Clues and Curious George, respectively. The two are collaborating on Sara Solves It, the second project from Santomero for Amazon's burgeoning Prime lineup. The series, which stars bother and sister Sara and Sam, was created with help from WGBH Boston (home of Frontline and Nova), where Greenwald works and is currently under contract for 12 episodes. It's unclear when the duo will begin solving their "absorbing and relatable" math mysteries, but our friends across the pond can rest easy knowing the interactive children's programming will be coming to Lovefilm in the UK and Germany as well.
Prime Instant Video Greenlights Original Children's Series Pilot Sara Solves It
Animated Children's Math Show Created by Carol Greenwald of WGBH and Angela Santomero of Out of the Blue Enterprises
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com, today announced that it is greenlighting a test pilot for the original children's series Sara Solves It, co-developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises.
"We are excited to be part of Amazon Studios' innovative approach of getting high-quality programming directly into the hands of parents and children"
Sara Solves It is created by Emmy Award winner Carol Greenwald (Curious George, Arthur, Martha Speaks) and multiple Emmy Award nominee Angela C. Santomero (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Super Why!, Blue's Clues), who also serve as Executive Producers of the new show. Viewers follow brother and sister duo Sara and Sam on absorbing and relatable mysteries that spring from the questions young children encounter in their daily lives. Each mystery is an interactive, math-based puzzle that the home viewer can solve along with the characters.
"We are excited to be part of Amazon Studios' innovative approach of getting high-quality programming directly into the hands of parents and children," said Greenwald, Senior Executive Producer of Children's Programs for WGBH.
"Our math show, Sara Solves It, will challenge and entertain kids while helping to build their enthusiasm for a subject that's critical to their success in school," said Santomero, Co-Founder of Out of the Blue Enterprises.
There are now 12 pilots currently underway by Amazon Studios and, once completed, the pilots will be posted on Prime Instant Video and Amazon Instant Video for customers to watch for free. Most pilots will also be available on LOVEFiLM UK and LOVEFiLM Germany. Customers who choose to give feedback will help determine which series Amazon Studios produces.