Amazon Studios has closed an exclusive production deal with Jason Blum’s indie studio Blumhouse Television for a series of eight elevated thriller/darkly-themed feature length productions that will be released direct-to-service on Amazon Prime Video, which reaches over 200 territories worldwide. Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television are committed to attaching diverse and underrepresented filmmakers to direct and bring these titles to life.
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said: “Jason Blum has built an empire based on fear, shock and all things spinetingling. He has redefined the horror genre for fans who are hungry for high concept scares. Whether it’s found footage, a socially conscious terror comedy or a pure sinister adrenaline ride, he reinvented and infused the genre with cultural relevancy. We can’t wait to see the nightmares he brings direct to service for our Prime Video global audience.”
“We are delighted Amazon is entrusting Blumhouse to deliver its signature thrills and chills to its global audience through this deal,” said Jason Blum. “This is a great opportunity for Blumhouse Television to empower underrepresented filmmakers offering a fresh take on the dark genres loved by fans the world over,” said Blum, founder of the indie television studio.
This marks Amazon Studios’ first ever global direct-to-service deal for feature length programs. The deal will allow the studio to broaden and reach new audiences around the world seeking out cutting-edge, elevated genre movies and fresh content on Prime Video. Amazon recently closed exclusive first-look deals with Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films, director Reed Morano, and Oscar winner Jordan Peele.