Amazon inks overall deal with Hunters creator David Weil
James R | On 23, Feb 2020
This weekend marks the debut of Hunters, Amazon’s new original series that follows a gang of Nazi hunters in 1970s New York. Starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, its bold, brash and brutal approach to such delicate subject matter has made a controversial and audacious splash online. Amazon’s confidence in the project, though, can be seen in the way that the online giant signed an overall deal with its creator, David Weil, late last year.
“David is one of the most fearless and imaginative creative minds in our business and we feel fortunate to be expanding our relationship with him,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “David’s unique brand of bold, wholly original storytelling is a perfect fit for Amazon Studios. We can’t wait for our customers to see his groundbreaking work on our new series next year, and we know he will continue to create compelling series for Amazon Prime Video’s global audience for years to come.”
Weil is no stranger to streaming, having rewritten Bird Box for Netflix, which became a huge hit. At his new home of Amazon, Weil will develop TV series to premiere on Prime Video.
“To have the great fortune of working alongside Jen, Vernon, Albert, Marc, Kara and the otherworldly team at Amazon in bringing our new series to life has been the soul-stirring, mind-blowing privilege of a lifetime,” commented Weil. “Jen and the Amazon family brim with a chutzpah and brilliance and humanity that any creator is lucky to benefit from. I feel so honored to have the opportunity to expand our incredible collaboration, take a seat around their global campfire and continue to tell as many new stories as they’ll allow me.”
He joins a campfire that includes such high-profile names as Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.