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Amazon Studios adds four television projects to its development slate

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Amazon Studios has added four projects to its television development slate, including the animated dark comedy "The 100 Deaths of Mort Grimley".

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Amazon Studios, the film and television production arm of the online retail giant, announced the first film scripts to make it to the company's development process in April, and now it's added four television projects as well. Three comedies and one children's project were selected, including Doomsday, described as a "mockumentary about the supposed end of the world," and the animated comedy The 100 Deaths of Mort Grimley, where the titular character must cause the suicides of 100 different people in order to save himself from a minion of Hell.

Of course, there's no guarantee that any of these shows will actually make it to production. Reaching the development slate simply means the projects are being actively worked on by the Amazon Studios creative team, and with the company recently hiring horror writer Clive Barker to rewrite its Zombies vs. Gladiators project, there's no guarantees the original creators will remain involved even if the programs make it to the next stage. Still, with the company only opening up the call for comedic and children's series last month, it's clear Amazon is serious about producing original content — and doing it quickly.