The Consultant: Christoph Waltz to star in Amazon workplace satire
James R | On 19, Nov 2021
Christoph Waltz is heading to Amazon Prime Video for new workplace satire The Consultant.
The darkly comedic thriller is produced by MGM Television and Amazon Studios. Tony Basgallop, who created Servant for Apple TV+, will serve as showrunner on the project, with Matt Shakman (WandaVision, The Great, Game of Thrones)) on board as the director and executive producer.
Inspired by Bentley Little’s 2015 novel, the series explores the sinister relationship between boss and employee, asking how far we will go to get ahead, and to survive.
Waltz will exec-produce as well as star, alongside Basgallop, Shakman, Steve Stark and Andrew Mittman. Kai Dolbashian will serve as co-producer.
“Tony has created something truly unexpected with this series,” said Michael Wright, president of scripted TV at MGM.
“With The Consultant, Tony Basgallop has created something fearless with equal parts savage humor and delicious thrills,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon Studios. “We are excited to collaborate with him and the entire creative team in bringing this edge-of-your seat, can’t-miss series to our Prime Video customers across the globe.”
“It’s a huge honor to be working with the talents of Matt Shakman and Christoph Waltz on this project that I developed with the team at 1.21 and Toluca Pictures,” said Basgallop. “And with MGM and Amazon Studios we’ve found partners who are not afraid to be bold and explosive.”