Hot off the heels of the massive success of Nicole Kidman’s HBO show Big Little Lies — which will welcome Meryl Streep to its second season cast — the actress and producer has just signed a huge deal with Amazon to bring her production company over to Amazon Studios.
“Nicole is a force of nature as both an actress and a producer,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “She understands the focus of bringing addictive, entertaining and compelling television to our Prime Video customers as well as movies that will connect with film audiences. Stay tuned for many exciting projects to come in the very near future!”
The production house Blossom Films will be bringing theatrical and series content to the digital production company, which Kidman told Deadline that she’s looking forward to.
“I’m excited to start working with Jen Salke and the Amazon team. Our goal at Blossom Films is to create important and entertaining content across multiple platforms, and I can’t think of better collaborators with which to accomplish this.”
In addition to producing the Emmy-winningBig Little Lies for HBO, Blossom Films is also producing David E. Kelley’s limited series The Undoing for the same network. The production company has two other productions in the works too: an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel Truly Madly Guilty into a limited series and an adaptation of an off-Broadway vampire-themed play called Cuddles.
In a separate interview with Deadline, Salke said her desire to see more women-centric stories helped drive the deal with Blossom Films home.
“I think we’re a little bit missing on addictive female (dramas),” she said, adding, “I would say instead of where’s our Game of Thrones, where’s our Big Little Lies, where’s our new Handmaid’s Tale, what are those shows that can culturally break through but feel original and are very addictive. So, you’re going to see a lot of that coming through the pipeline.”
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