Mike Flanagan heads to Amazon from Netflix
James R | On 03, Dec 2022
Mike Flanagan is on the move from Netflix to Amazon, having inked a new deal with the online giant.
Flanagan has become one of the horror genre’s highest profile creators, thanks to films such as Doctor Sleep and Oculus. His and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures have built on their reputation with a string of hits for Netflix, under an overall deal with the streamer. These have included The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, with Netflix releasing several Flanagan films, including Hush, Before I Wake and Gerald’s Game. Their most recent Netflix title was The Midnight Club, which debuted in October.
Now, however, Flanagan and Macy have ended that agreement and signed a new overall deal with Amazon Studios – a deal that has been inked just after Netflix’s cancellation of The Midnight Club.
“Amazon is a studio that we have long admired,” Flanagan and Macy said in a statement. “Their commitment to engaging in groundbreaking series and content aligns with the ethos of what we have built at Intrepid. We are looking forward to working with the entire Amazon team as we bring our brand of genre productions to the service and audiences around the globe.”
Intrepid still has one more project confirmed for Netflix that is yet to be released – an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired series titled The Fall of the House of Usher.
“Mike and Trevor are remarkable at telling immersive, suspenseful stories that masterfully keep audiences engaged from start to finish,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television for Amazon Studios. “We are excited to welcome them to Amazon Studios and are looking forward to our global customers experiencing their genre-bending creativity.”