As part of Amazon’s unique pilot to series programming method for its Amazon Instant Video streaming service, “General Hospital” alum Nathan Parsons (ex-Ethan Lovett; “True Blood,” “The Originals”) can now be seen in the pilot, “Point of Honor,” which follows a Virginia family, led by their West Point bred son, John Rhodes (Parsons), who at the start of the Civil War makes the controversial decision to defend the South while freeing all of their slaves. Luke Benward (“Ravenswood”) portrays Garland, the charming black sheep of the family.
The story follows John as he leaves his three strong-willed sisters at home to run the plantation that is now without a free labor source. The choice to protect the life they have always known and defend the moral high ground will pit the family against one another and test their strength, courage and love.
“Customers once again are now invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series,” said Amazon of “Point of Honor” and the six other pilots now available for viewing on the service in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany.
The pilot was co-written by Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Randall Wallace (“Braveheart”) and directed by Wallace. The two are joined by Barry Jossen (“Sex and the City”) as executive producers. Shot on location in Virginia, the potential series also features Christopher O’Shea (“Baby Daddy”) as John’s best friend and brother-in-law Robert Sumner.
“Point of Honor” also stars Annabelle Stephenson (“Revenge”) as Kate Rhodes, Riley Voelkel (“The Newsroom”) as Lorelei Rhodes, Hanna Mangan Lawrence (“Old School”) as Estella Rhodes, Patrick Heusinger (“Revolution”) as Colonel Palmer Kane, Adrienne Warren (“Black Box”) as Abby, Lucien Laviscount (“Waterloo Road”) as Elijah, and James Harvey Ward (“Low Winter Sun”) as Cutler.
“Point of Honor” is a co-production of ABC Signature Studios, a boutique division of ABC Studios, and Amazon. It was originally developed for ABC in 2011.