Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society inks first-look deal with Amazon
James R | On 07, Feb 2019
Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Productions has inked a first-look deal with Amazon Studios.
The Black Panther and Creed star is one of the brightest young talents in front of the camera, but has also been busy behind the camera with his production company, Outlier Society, which he launched in 2016. It began with a multi-year first-look deal at Sydance, going on to make the drama Raising Dion for Netflix, which was given a straight-to-series order, and a number of other projects. Now, Jordan’s heading to Amazon, with a TV series deal announced this week.
The deal will bring TV series to the online giant’s Prime Video platform, but will also include an inclusion rider on all of its productions to widen diversity in the industry.
“It’s an exciting moment for Outlier Society,” Jordan said in a statement. “On behalf of myself and President of Production, Alana Mayo, we are thrilled to be entering into this partnership with Amazon Studios. In just a few short years they have become home to some of television’s most groundbreaking series and an extraordinary place for talent to create, with a cutting-edge business model that speaks to today’s audiences. Alongside the expert leadership at Amazon Studios, we can’t wait to unveil the fruits of this union.”
The deal arrives just a few weeks after signing a first-look feature film deal with Warner Bros..
“The key to Michael’s success, going back to the beginning of his career, has been his ability to elevate each role he has brought to life, often shattering stereotypes along the way,” Amazon Studio boss Jennifer Salke, commented. “One of the reasons it’s so exciting to be in business with him, Alana and Outlier Society is because they are part of the new wave of creative talents emphasizing diversity both above and below the line, and using their success to empower others. We can’t wait to bring their vision to a global audience who is hungry for revolutionary, authentic content.”