By: Kayla Reyes
Lena Waithe has signed and closed an overall deal with Amazon Studios! She currently three series including the horror anthology Them.
Waithe’s deal is set for a two year commitment where she will create and executive produce new original content that will premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
Waithe expressed, “I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Amazon Studios and am looking forward to this next chapter. Both of our goals are aligned in that we want to continue elevating storytellers who are underrepresented and have a unique vision of the world.”
Waithe and Amazon are extremely excited to work together and create new series that will spark the interest of their viewers. Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, stated how she felt about working with Waithe. “Lena is a powerhouse writer and producer who also has a gift for identifying exciting and authentic voices. Our upcoming series Them is the result of her rare ability to cultivate brilliant voices like Little Marvin and bring his wholly original and compelling vision to Amazon. We look forward to collaborating with Lena and her team for years to come.”
Lena Waithe founded her production company, Hillman Grad and is doing some amazing work! As we reported earlier this year, she is the writer of the film Queen & Slim which will be released this November. Also, she created and wrote the BET series Twenties and she is currently the creative and executive director for The Chi and BET’s Boomerang!
We would like to congratulate Lena Waithe on her success thus far and her brand new deal!