Amazon Orders ‘Point of Honor’ Civil War-Era Drama Pilot from ABC Studios

Project from 'Lost' showrunner Carlton Cuse and Randall Wallace set to join e-retailer's third wave of pilots

Amazon.com has ordered to pilot “Point of Honor,” a historical drama about a Virginia family divided on the eve of the American Civil War from ABC Studios, to join its next wave of original pilots.

Show is written by Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Randall Wallace; Wallace will direct. “Point of Honor” will be exec produced by Cuse with Barry Jossen, a former ABC Studios exec who now oversees development for A&E Studios.

The project will be a coproduction between ABC Signature and Amazon Studios. “Point of Honor” was initially developed for ABC in 2011.

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Other pilots Amazon Studios has in the works include dramedy “The Cosmopolitans” from Whit Stillman and hour-long drama “Hand of God,” starring Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) and helmed by Marc Forster (“Monster’s Ball,” “World War Z”). Those are slated to come out later in 2014 as part of a third wave of pilots Amazon will present for public feedback.

With its original series, Amazon Studios is trying to capture the hype Netflix has enjoyed with “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black.” The Internet retailer last fall bowed its first two series — John Goodman-starrer “Alpha House” and “Betas” — and has ordered six more pilots to full series, including Chris Carter’s “The After.” The company last month debuted its first original kids’ series, “Tumble Leaf,” and is set to bow two others this summer.

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