ByAbi Toll, writer at
Abi Toll

The new political comedy Alpha House and the Silicone Valley- based comedy Betas, are set to premiere later this month through Amazon. have stated that the first three episodes of each show will be available to all Amazon customers for free via Amazon Instant Video, on any connected devices and online at

In Alpha House, (, , and ) share a house together in Washington DC where we see them play out the bizarre and hilarious trials of Washington politics. It is directed by and produced by Trudeau, Elliot Webb and Jonathan Alter.

The other series, Betas which is based in the land of 'Silicon Valley start-up's', is directed by Michael Lehmann and produced and written by and .

The line up includes: , , , , and Maya Erskine. Emmy Award winners and and Academy Award nominee also direct and produce the show.

Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios said:

We will release three episodes upfront for all customers so they can try out the shows and get to know the characters. Then we will release new episodes via Prime Instant Video week by week so that customers can chat about the shows and build up anticipation. We’re constantly experimenting and trying new things—and we’re eager to hear customers’ feedback on this model. have said that Amazon will release Alpha House in 11-episode series which will debut November 15 and Betas will follow on November 22.

So, do you think you'll be tuning in to either of these shows?



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