According to a new report on TheWrap, the Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele has just signed a first-look deal between his own Monkeypaw Productions and Amazon Studios.
If you’ve been following the filmmaker over the past few months, you’ll know this isn’t the first deal signed between Peele and Amazon. Just late last month, it was revealed that Peele’s new series The Hunt also got picked up by the streaming service. It was given a direct-to-series order from the studio, solidifying a 10-episode run of the hour-long show.
The Hunt takes place in NYC in 1977 and revolves around an organization hunting down high-ranking Nazis-in-hiding who are planning to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. That series, in particular, is inspired by true events and is created by David Weil.
Clearly, Amazon liked what they got with this show, and this first-look deal will ensure they’re the first to take a crack at what other gems come out of Monkeypaw.
“Jordan, Win Rosenfeld, and the Monkeypaw team represent the ideal creative collaboration as we continue to ramp up original, culturally relevant and riveting television,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Our Lorena Bobbitt documentary and series order for ‘The Hunt’ represent just the start of what will be a prolific and exciting relationship with Monkeypaw.”
“I couldn’t be more excited about this new relationship with Amazon,” Jordan Peele said in a statement. “They’ve been a fantastic partner to Monkeypaw over the last year because they’re committed to the same kind of fun and culturally-relevant television we are.”
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