Television

Red Oaks comedy series to debut in October, from director of Magic Mike XXL

Amazon has set a date for the company’s upcoming original comedy series “Red Oaks,” the series will make its debut on Friday October 9th.

The company had previously announced that the first season of Red Oaks will debut with all 10 episodes, the series will be available for Prime members in US, UK, Germany and Austria to watch via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices or mobile devices or online. Red Oaks will also be available in Japan later this year.

“Red Oaks” was created by Gregory Jacobs (Magic Mike XXL, The Knick) and Joe Gangemi (Eliza Graves). Amazon calls the series The Graduate meets Caddyshack, and is a half-hour coming-of-age dramedy set in suburban New Jersey in 1985.

Craig Roberts (Submarine) stars as David Meyers, an NYU student, and a young man at a crossroads—conflicted about his major, confused about his relationship with his high school sweetheart, and unsure what to make of his parents’ recent confession that they may never have really loved each other. Hired as an assistant tennis pro at Red Oaks Country Club, David finds himself the recipient of unsolicited life advice from a colorful group of coworkers and wealthy club members including an alluring art student named Skye, played by Alexandra Socha, her corporate raider father Getty, played by Paul Reiser (Mad About You), and tennis-pro Nash, played by Ennis Esmer. Red Oaks also stars Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) and Richard Kind (Luck) as David’s parents, Sam and Judy Meyers, Oliver Cooper (Californication) as Wheeler, Gage Golightly as Karen and Josh Meyers as Barry.

Sundance award-winner David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down) and Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra, Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven) join Jacobs and Gangemi as Executive Producers. The series was directed by David Gordon Green, Andrew Fleming, Hal Hartley, Nisha Ganatra and Amy Heckerling.

In addition to instant streaming on hundreds of devices starting on October 9th, Prime members will also be able to download the series for offline viewing on iPhones, iPads Android phones and tablets and Fire devices at no additional charge. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at amazon.com/prime.