Updated with Amazon’s additional pickups and new series orders. 

Amazon has picked up a second season of its new drama series “The Man in the High Castle” and “Hand of God,” comedy “Red Oaks” and children’s series “Tumble Leaf.” The streaming service has also ordered five new series and three kids’ shows.

“The Man in the High Castle,” based on a Philip K. Dick novel, launched on Nov. 20 to mostly positive reviews. Like other streaming services, Amazon doesn’t release viewing data for the show as a whole. When it was in the pilot stage and audiences could vote on it, however, it became the most watched pilot Amazon has yet offered.

“Red Oaks” likely was pretty well received, while “Hand of God” had mostly negative reviews but apparently enough of an audience to return.

The new series are comedies “Highston” and “One Mississippi,” starring Tig Notaro; “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” about the life of Zelda Fitzgerald; and one-hour dramas “Good Girls Revolt” and “Patriot.” Amazon previously ordered David E. Kelley’s drama “Trial” straight to series, skipping the pilot process.

The kids’ shows are “Danger & Eggs,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “Niko and the Sword of Light.”

Premiere dates for the returning shows’ second seasons haven’t been set. The pickups join these shows that have been renewed for 2016 and beyond.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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