Amazon secures US Agatha Christie rights

Amazon is boosting its international production roster, adding a series of adaptations from Agatha Christie Limited to its lineup of dramatic Amazon Original Series in the US. The first adaptation of Christie’s classic stories, Ordeal By Innocence, began production earlier this month in the UK. Amazon’s deal with Agatha Christie Limited continues its partnership with production company Mammoth Screen and was brokered by WME.

Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive premium subscription streaming home for these series in the US. The seven dramas have been commissioned by the BBC in the UK.

“We are thrilled to bring to our slate these adaptations from the world’s greatest mystery writer,” said Morgan Wandell, Head of International Series, Amazon Studios. “With terrific talent, in front of and behind the camera, they are sure to delight our customers.”

“We are delighted to be working with Amazon in the TV space. They have obviously played a massive part in our book business over the past few years, and it is exciting to move with them onto Prime Video in the US,” says James Prichard, Chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited.

“The brand of Agatha Christie resonates around the world,” said WME | IMG Partner Chris Rice. “We couldn’t be happier to have Amazon as our US home for this franchise. We think the series of specials will attract great auteurs and actors to create compelling content for audiences everywhere.” IMG will handle international sales on behalf of Agatha Christie Limited.

Ordeal By Innocence and the additional forthcoming drama series from Agatha Christie Limited will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online with other Amazon Original Series online at Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership.

 

You must be logged in to post a comment Login