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Amazon signs up for Clarkson’s ‘Farm’, ‘Walking Dead’ spin-off

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit eight-part Jeremy Clarkson-fronted series I Bought The Farm (working title) from Expectation. The show follows The Grand Tour presenter as he attempts to run a 1,000-acre working farm in the heart of the British countryside. Filming commenced on the project this autumn and will continue across the farming year, following […]

Amazon reveals Studios structure in Europe, decries “gobbling up” rights

Amazon Studios’ director of European originals Georgia Brown has outlined the company’s rapidly growing commissioning structure across the continent and reiterated that the streamer doesn’t want to “gobble up all rights.” Amazon Studios has been focusing its attention on setting up offices across Europe over the past six months, with its “first phase” of appointing […]

Amazon partners with Tracy Oliver, Amy Poehler for comedy

Amazon Studios is broadening its comedy offering by ordering a 10-part female-focused series from Tracy Oliver (pictured), with Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions also attached. The untitled show is a single-camera comedy that follows four black women who were friends from college as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams. It is being produced […]

Amazon in talks with YouTube’s Wax for drama role

Amazon Studios is in talks to appoint YouTube Premium’s scripted exec Jon Wax following the recent exit of genre head Sharon Tal Yguado. YouTube pulled back on plans to build a slate of high-end drama and comedies last year, with shows instead being offered on both its ad-supported site and its Premium subscription service. That […]

Amazon orders second YA project to series with ‘The Wilds’

Amazon has ordered its second YA project in recent weeks, picking up The Wilds to series. Created by Daredevil scribe Sarah Streicher, the drama follows a group of teenage girls from different backgrounds who survive a plane crash and end up on a desert island as part of an elaborate social experiment. Amazon ordered a […]

Good Omens: Adapting the unadaptable

The creative team behind BBC Studios and Amazon Studios’ Good Omens tells Manori Ravindran how they adapted the unadaptable, bringing Terry Pratchett’s final wish to life Ten years ago, it would have been inconceivable to adapt Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 fantasy novel Good Omens for the screen. Written “as a bit of fun” […]

Amazon Studios greenlights James May travel doc

Amazon Studios has commissioned a six-part unscripted series with The Grand Tour presenter James May, titled Our Man In…Japan. Fifteen years after May first visited Japan as a baffled tourist, he embarks on a quest to understand the unique, extraordinary and complex country. He will embark on an epic journey across all of Japan from […]

TBI Scripted: Deals for Amazon, MGM, BBC Studios & SF Studios

Amazon greenlights The Power, We Children from Bahnhof Zoo Amazon has greenlit a 10-part series based on Naomi Alderman’s novel The Power from Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures. The title, which was optioned by Sister in 2017, is set in a fictitious world in which women gain the ability to electrocute people at will. Alderman has adapted her book for […]

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