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Amazon orders ‘Fallout’ adaptation from ‘Westworld’ team

Amazon Studios has partnered with US video game publisher Bethesda Game Studios to bring the long-running Fallout franchise to television. Amazon has already committed to a series order for the show, which will be led by Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy through their Kilter Films production house, for Amazon Prime Video. Todd Howard, […]

Gaumont adds Amazon’s Michelle Sullivan for animation & family

Narcos producer Gaumont has appointed Amazon Studios’ Michelle Sullivan to work across its animation and family programming. Sullivan, who will become VP & creative exec at Gaumont,  was most recently a development exec at Amazon Studios, where she worked on the production of original scripted animated children’s series including Do, Re & Mi, Jessy And […]

Amazon Studios remakes Israeli autism drama ‘On The Spectrum’

Amazon and Jason Katims (Parenthood) have linked up with the Israel producer behind Netflix hit Fauda to remake a local drama exploring the lives of three people in their 20’s living with autism. On The Spectrum will be a half-hour show and is being produced by Universal Television, Israel’s YesStudios, Katims’ True Jack Productions and […]

‘Motherland’ prodco Merman TV names London MD, production head

Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman TV has followed up on its recently agreed funding and distribution deal with Sky Studios by expanding its production and financing team. Rebecca Parkinson, who had been head of production since January 2018, will become managing director of the London-based TV Division and will also now sit on the […]

Amazon Studios strikes first-look deal with Orlando Bloom

Amazon Studios has struck a first-look deal with Carnival Row and Lord Of The Rings star Orlando Bloom. The arrangement will see Bloom working with Amazon Studios to create television and film projects that will launch exclusively on its Prime Video service across the world. Bloom currently stars alongside Cara Delevingne in Amazon original Carnival […]

Amazon extends animated series ‘Undone’, strikes overall deal with co-creator

Amazon has extended its adult animated series Undone into a second season and secured an overall deal with the show’s co-creator. The dramedy debuted earlier this year on the streaming service and follows a woman who finds herself able to travel through time, following a near-death car accident. She then uses her abilities to explore […]

Amazon extends ‘Lord Of The Rings’ into second season

Amazon has renewed its mega-budget TV adaptation of Lord Of The Rings, with the first season still in pre-production. The show is in being filmed in New Zealand and is being written by JD Payne and Patrick McCay. Amazon Studios is producing in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, publishers HarperCollins and Warner Bros. […]

Amazon orders fourth and final season of ‘Goliath’

Amazon is bringing the curtain down on its Billy Bob Thornton-fronted legal drama Goliath. The streamer has ordered a fourth and final season of the show, which launched its third run early last month. The show was developed by former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price and was created by David E Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro. […]

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