“Amazon Studios continues to ramp up its roster of TV talent, signing an exclusive first-look television deal with Oscar and Emmy winner Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) and his Monkeypaw Productions,” Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com.
“Peele and his company most recently had a first-look TV deal with Sonar Entertainment, which yielded ‘The Hunt,’ a vengeance-driven Nazi hunting drama, which got a straight-to-series order by Amazon last month,” Andreeva notes. “It is one of two projects Monkeypaw Productions has at Amazon, along with the upcoming Lorena Bobbitt documentary. (On the feature side, Peele has a deal at Universal Pictures.)”
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke is quoted in the report saying: “Jordan, (Monkeypaw President) Win Rosenfeld and the Monkeypaw team represent the ideal creative collaboration as we continue to ramp up original, culturally relevant and riveting television. 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.”