Retail giant Amazon’s studio division is continuing its push into original kids production by greenlighting a pilot for Maker Shack Agency, a new live-action series from Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus Entertainment.
The science- and technology-inspired series set in Akron, Ohio, follows 13-year-old inventor Angus Wolfe, aka “Wolfie,” and his two best friends and fellow “makers,” Jo and Merle, as they help solve their clients’ problems by creating a new invention every episode.
To help design the gadgets featured in the show, Maker Shack Agency‘s production team has partnered with scientists, engineers and programmers from California-based R&D company Applied Minds.
The news comes on the heels of Amazon Studios lining up five new kids pilots (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Grid Smasher, Hard-Boiled Eggheads, The Jo B. & G. Raff Show, and Wishenpoof!) last month that will be available on Amazon Instant Video early next year for customer feedback via Amazon’s crowd-sourcing program.
Amazon’s kids slate already includes three original kid’s series (Annedroids, Tumbleaf, and Creative Galaxy) currently in production.