Amazon Studios signs Gaiman deal
October 2, 2018
Amazon Studios has signed an overall television deal with award-winning writer Neil Gaiman. The creator of the Amazon Original series Good Omens and the Hugo Award-winning book American Gods, Gaiman will exclusively work with Amazon Studios on the creation of additional series which will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.
“Neil Gaiman is a phenomenally talented writer, who creates worlds that are compelling, multi-dimensional and narratively unique,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “His fans are ardent, vocal and passionate and we are fortunate to bring his gifted vision to the Prime Video audience.”
“What decided me was how much I enjoyed working with the Amazon team on Good Omens,” said Gaiman. “They are smart, gloriously enthusiastic people, who weren’t afraid of Good Omens being different but who were as determined as I was to make something as unique and exciting as it is. I’m thrilled to know that I’ll have a home at Amazon in the future where I can make television that nobody’s seen before, that’s quite unlike Good Omens, but just as unusual and just as much fun.”
Credited with being one of the creators of modern comics, Gaiman is a prolific writer whose work – including prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics and drama – crosses genres and reaches audiences of all ages.