Amazon has signed an overall television deal with Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke announced Tuesday.
As part of the deal, Pitt and partners will be among the executive producers on upcoming series “Outer Range” from writer Brian Watkins. The thriller centers on a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.
Plan B is currently producing Amazon’s adaptation of the Colson Whitehead novel “Underground Railroad,” which is set to premiere later this year. The company is also working with Amazon and Legendary Television, to develop “Paper Girls,” an adaptation of the Brian K. Vaughan graphic novel.
On the film side, Plan B most recently inked a three-year agreement with Annapurna Pictures in 2017.
“Amazon has become a home for such ambitious talent in our industry, pushing cutting-edge storytelling and intellectual property to increasingly exciting, global places,” said Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, co-presidents of Plan B Entertainment. “We have loved working with Jen and the Amazon Studios team and can’t wait to keep going.”
“We are hugely excited to extend our relationship with Brad, Jeremy and Dede and the Plan B team. Their incredible eye for groundbreaking creative material and their track record of success speaks for itself,” Salke said. “We’re already working together on tremendously exciting series like The Underground Railroad, and the new drama Outer Range, and we’re looking forward to seeing the new projects we can create together for our Prime Video customers around the world.”
The new development deal between Amazon and Plan B was one of several announced on Tuesday. The company also revealed that it had signed a first-look agreement with actors Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal via their Mexico-based production company La Corriente del Golfo, as well as an overall deal with “Widows” director Steve McQueen.