“The mandate from Jeff Bezos is clear: Bring me ‘Game of Thrones.’ That’s the word that has the creative community buzzing this week about a major strategy shift underway for Amazon Studios’ original series efforts,” write two of the best reporters on the entertainment beat, Cynthia Littleton and Daniel Holloway, in a major scoop for Variety.
The article continues, “Amazon’s decision this week to scrap plans for a second season of period drama “Z: The Beginning of Everything” reflects the new marching orders.”
The new strategy likely led to another cancellation: “Just a couple of weeks after Amazon debuted ‘The Last Tycoon’ the streaming service has abruptly canceled the F. Scott Fitzgerald drama,” Variety wrote in a separate story.
Wrote Littleton and Holloway in their piece, Bezos “is said to have tasked Amazon Studios chief Roy Price with honing the focus on high-end drama series with global appeal.”
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