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Amazon Studios, Blumhouse TV Team Up for 8 Thematically-Connected Films

All productions will be released on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Studios has closed a production deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television for eight thrillers, Amazon announced Wednesday.

The feature length productions will be released direct-to-service on Amazon Prime Video, and the two companies are committing to attaching diverse and underrepresented filmmakers to these titles. The deal marks Amazon Studios’ first ever global direct-to-service deal for feature length productions.

“Jason Blum has built an empire based on fear, shock and all things spinetingling. He has redefined the horror genre for fans who are hungry for high concept scares,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Whether it’s found footage, a socially conscious terror comedy or a pure sinister adrenaline ride, he reinvented and infused the genre with cultural relevancy. We can’t wait to see the nightmares he brings direct to service for our Prime Video global audience.”

Blum added, “We are delighted Amazon is entrusting Blumhouse to deliver its signature thrills and chills to its global audience through this deal This is a great opportunity for Blumhouse Television to empower underrepresented filmmakers offering a fresh take on the dark genres loved by fans the world over.”

Most recently, Amazon closed an exclusive first-look deal with Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films, director Reed Morano and Oscar winner Jordan Peele.

Up next for Amazon Studios is Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War,” Poland’s official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The studio also has “Suspiria” currently in theaters, as well as Felix van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy.”