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Amazon Studios inks first-look deal & sets docuseries with tennis champion Serena Williams

Amazon Studios has signed a first-look TV deal with 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion, Serena Williams.  The sports star will work with the company to create scripted and unscripted television projects that will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, beginning with an as-yet untitled docuseries that follows her in both her professional and personal life. The docuseries […]

Amazon Studios hires former Legendary TV president to complete recent restructure

Amazon Studios has completed the restructuring of its senior exec ranks in the US by hiring former Legendary TV president Nick Pepper as head of studio creative content. Pepper will be tasked with discovering, developing and packaging IP from within the Amazon Studios ranks in his newly created role, as well as leading on overall […]

Drama round-up: Amazon acquires ‘Bahnhof Zoo’ amid raft of sales; BBC’s ‘Uncle’ gets South Korean remake; VRT & ARTE check ‘Lost Luggage’

Amazon acquires ‘Bahnhof Zoo’ amid raft of sales Amazon Prime Video has acquired coming-of-age drama series We Children From Bahnhof Zoo for streaming in a number of territories, as part of a raft of distribution deals struck by Fremantle. The Constantin Television and Amazon Studios production, co-produced by Wilma Film in the Czech Republic and […]

Amazon, BBC & SPT return to ‘Scandal’ with Blueprint Pictures & Sara Phelps

Amazon, the BBC and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have partnered up again for a true-life drama about the UK royal family, which is being written by The Pale Horse’s Sarah Phelps and will star The Crown’s Claire Foy. A Very British Scandal is being produced by UK-based Blueprint Pictures – which previously worked with the BBC […]

Amazon expands Lat Am originals with ‘Porno Y Helado’ greenlight in Argentina

Amazon Studios has expanded its Lat Am originals by greenlighting Argentinean scripted series Porno Y Helado. The 8 x 30-minute drama has been created, written and directed by Martin Piroyansky, who also stars as the series lead, while Lucas Vivo García Lagos’s Navajo Films produces in collaboration with Buenos Aires-based Claxson and Salado. The story […]

Edinburgh TV Festival names Amazon’s Georgia Brown as chair for ‘hybrid’ event

The Edinburgh TV Festival (ETF) has named Amazon Studios’ director of European originals Georgia Brown as advisory chair for its 2021 edition, which is set to feature virtual and physical events. Brown becomes the first advisory chair to come from a streaming service and will work across the festival’s slate of sessions and panels, which are […]

Amazon orders ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ series; axes ‘Truth Seekers’

Amazon Studios has ordered a scripted series rebooting the 2005 action film Mr & Mrs Smith, with Solo co-stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover set to reunite for the project. Produced by Amazon Studios and New Regency, the series, which is also titled Mr & Mrs Smith, will star Waller-Bridge and Glover in the lead […]

Amazon Studios hires Alcon alum Laura Lancaster in leadership rejig

Amazon Studios has hired former NBC head of drama Laura Lancaster as head of series and promoted its own head of drama Marc Resteghini to head of development as part of a restructure of its programming operations. The streamer is reorganising its leadership team to focus on the three areas of series, development and IP […]

Amazon to adapt ‘Summer’ trilogy; original author Jenny Han to helm

Amazon Studios has ordered an adaptation of Jenny’s Han’s young adult novel trilogy The Summer I Turned Pretty. The eight-part series is being co-produced by Amazon Studios and US-based Wiip for Prime Video, with original author Han, who wrote the pilot, attached to showrun alongside Gabrielle Stanton. Han, Stanton and Karen Rosenfelt will also serve […]

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