Amazon inks overall deal with Jessica Jones writer Jenny Klein
James R | On 11, Aug 2019
Amazon has inked an overall deal with Jessica Jones writer Jenny Klein.
The online giant has been snapping up a growing library of talent to develop projects for its subscription streaming service, including Lena Waite, Goliath show runner Larry Trilling, Blake Lively and John Krasinski. Klein fits in with Amazon’s current focus, with a background both in genre and character projects: after working on Supernatural, she moved to Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, before also penning an episode of Netflix’s The Witches.
At Amazon, Klein will develop shows for Prime Video, and will join the team for Daisy Jones & The Six, an adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s’ novel, which is being produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer) have written the pilot and are overseeing the 13 episode limited series. Deadline notes that Klein also has the TV option for the acclaimed comic book Long Lost by Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle, which follows two estranged sisters who are invited back to their smalltown home by an otherworldly creature.
“Jenny Klein has proven herself to be a rich storyteller who is able to bring together compelling characters and detailed worlds that have resonated with audiences,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios, in a statement. “Amazon Studios is a perfect home for her passion and vision, and we are excited to have her creative talents on Daisy Jones & the Six.”
“As a creator, Amazon Studios is an exceptionally exciting place to be generating innovative television, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to launch this creative partnership,” said Klein. “I’m grateful to the whole Amazon family for welcoming me into their wonderfully inspiring home.”