During Amazon Studios’ latest pilot season, the U.S remake of Cris Cole’s acclaimed dark comedy Mad Dogs became one of its most watched shows, and has been picked up for a full season. The new series will premiere exclusively for Prime Instant members in the U.S, UK and Germany later this year and into 2016.
The original show’s creator, Cris Cole, wrote the adaptation, based on the UK original, which follows the reunion of a group of underachieving forty-something friends in a Belizean villa where grudges begin to emerge and secrets explode as their trip becomes a labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception and murder.
The pilot starred Steve Zahn, Billy Zane, Romany Malco, Michael Imperioli and Ben Chaplin. It was directed by Charles McDougall (The Good Wife) who is an exec producer with Cole, Ryan, Marney Hochman (Last Resort), Left Bank’s Andy Harries (Strike Back, Wallander, The Queen) and Suzanne Mackie (Mad Dogs, Kinky Boots). It’s co-produced with The Shield creator Shawn Ryan of Sony Pictures Television.