Five New Amazon Exclusives to Broadcast on August 28

By Gary Cutlack on at

Amazon's set to unleash a new batch of pilot shows at the end of the month, with the unknown properties battling each other for the public vote and the honour of being made into a proper series.

Three short comedy episodes -- The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks -- will be shown, plus two hour-long thrillers Hand of God and Hysteria. Hand of God ought to be the pick of the bunch, as it comes via Quantum of Solace director Marc Foster and stars everyone's favourite big man Ron Perlman, in a drama involving revenge, prostitutes and messages from God. How can that fail? [Amazon via The Verge]