Amazon inks overall deal with Lena Waithe
James R | On 05, Aug 2019
Amazon has inked an overall deal with Lena Waithe.
The deal, which was announced at the online giant’s TCA press event, will see Waithe move from her previous first-look deal at Showtime to create and produce TV series for Prime Video.
Waithe, who won an Emmy for her writing on Master of None’s thanksgiving episode, is no stranger to Amazon: she already has a two-Season order for horror anthology series Them.
“Lena is a powerhouse writer and producer who also has a gift for identifying exciting and authentic voices,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “Our upcoming series THEM is the result of her rare ability to cultivate brilliant voices like Little Marvin and bring his wholly original and compelling vision to Amazon. We look forward to collaborating with Lena and her team for years to come.”