Red Oaks seems like it could definitely be my type of jam. A comedy set in 1985 at a country club in New Jersey? This has enough shades of Caddyshack to pique my interest. Of course it doesn’t hurt that the show will be produced by Steven Soderbergh or that the pilot will be directed by David Gordon Green (Eastbound & Down). Red Oaks is gearing up to shoot as a pilot for Amazon (who are still implementing their voting policy when it comes to determining what gets picked up to series).
And now the cast has been announced. Red Oaks stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) as David Myers, a college student who’s an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey in 1985. Paul Reiser (Mad About You), Richard Kind (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing), Oliver Cooper (Californication), Gage Golightly (MTV’s Teen Wolf) and Ennis Esmer (CTV’s The Listener). Guest stars include Josh Meyers, Freddie Roman and Alexandra Socha.
Red Oaks was written by Gregory Jacobs (The Knick) and Joe Gangemi (Eliza Graves). Amazon Studios director Roy Price told Variety:
“To be able to collaborate with Steven, David and Greg, three of the most highly regarded creators in Hollywood, is an absolute pleasure. ‘Red Oaks’ brings together not only top-notch talent, but also a hilarious and wonderfully written script that we think our customers will enjoy seeing come to life later this year.” Soderbergh added,
“We very quickly agreed to approach David [Gordon Green] because the humor was sharp without being mean, and we felt he would understand and appreciate that.”
Definitely looking forward to this one. I’m going to need to get over my paralyzing inability to set up the Amazon Prime app on my Apple TV. I already have the subscription, so what’s my problem?