Jennifer Salke


Amazon Studios boss leaves door open for ‘Fleabag’ despite Waller-Bridge’s protestations

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke is keeping the door wide open for another season of Fleabag, despite the protestations of creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.  While Waller-Bridge has repeatedly stated that Fleabag’s second season will be its last – most recently telling journalists at last weekend’s Emmy Awards that, “It does feel like the story is complete. […]

Amazon’s Jennifer Salke dismisses sharing viewership data

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke has said her company “does not embrace” sharing details of who’s watching its shows, and will not be following moves by rival Netflix in sharing viewership figures. The streamer recently cancelled four of its scripted series, including Michael Dorman-starring comedy-drama Patriot (pictured) and comedy series Forever, but Salke said the […]

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 […]

TBI Weekly: Berlinale spotlights Netflix’s sour reception amidst Europe’s scripted boom

The growing influence of European series was evident at Berlinale’s fourth TV market, which hosted some of the biggest small-screen players, including Netflix – which, at times, received a less than desirable reception. Netflix was on the charm offensive at this year’s event, bringing titles to screen and a list of execs to schmooze with […]

Berlinale: Amazon will look for “more curation” than competitors

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke has said that while the business has become a global home for talent, it is looking for “more curation” than its competitors, during a press conference for new drama Hanna at the Berlinale Series. Salke, who inherited Hanna when she joined as head of Amazon Studios this time last year, says she has spent […]

Amazon greenlights Burnett’s Eco-Challenge, partners with Neil Gaiman

Amazon Studios has greenlit a revival of competition series Eco-Challenge from Survivor creator Mark Burnett and Bear Grylls. The SVOD platform has ordered Eco-Challenge 2019, which sends more than 50 teams on a 350-mile race that spans canoeing, mountaineering, whitewater rafting and scuba diving. The program (pictured below), which aired in the 1990s across Discovery Channel […]

Exclusive: Amazon eyes Bachelor producer for unscripted role

Network execs from ABC and Fox are being eyed for top unscripted roles at Top Gear SVOD platform Amazon. TBI understands that Robert Mills, senior vice-president of alternative series, specials, and late-night programming at US broadcaster ABC and long-time producer of The Bachelor, is among the frontrunners for the head of unscripted role at the […]

Amazon beefs up drama slate

Amazon Prime Video has announced a number of new shows aimed at consolidating the service’s position among the prestige drama market. The headline announcement is an October debut for The Romanoffs, the first new show from Mad Men creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner. The original anthology series is set to premiere on Friday, 12th October […]

Amazon snaps up rights to Witherspoon’s Daisy Jones

Amazon Studios’ Jennifer Salke says the streaming service has agreed a pre-emptive series order for 13 episodes of a drama based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s highly sought-after novel, Daisy Jones & The Six, co-produced by Reese Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine outfit. Circle of Confusion is also co-producer of the title. It will launch exclusively on […]

Amazon’s Salke reveals plans, greenlights Modern Love series

Amazon Studios’ new chief Jennifer Salke (right) has given some insights into her programming plans in a series of interviews with US media outlets. Speaking to The New York Times, she said the company is pushing ahead with its ambitious adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings. She also told Deadline of Amazon’s […]

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