Amazon Studios Signs ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Vet Reed Morano to Overall Deal

Morano was the first woman to ever win the Emmy and DGA Award in the same year for a dramatic series

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Amazon Studios has signed Emmy-winning producer and director Reed Morano to an overall deal that will see “The Handmaid’s Tale” director exclusively create original TV series.

Morano helmed the first three episodes of the Hulu drama.

“Reed is a creative powerhouse whose distinct point of view shines through her immersive, emotional storytelling and commanding cinematic style,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “We’re honored to partner with her to exclusively create originals for the global Prime Video audience.”

Morano made history by being the first woman to ever win the Emmy and DGA Award in the same year for a dramatic series, both for her work on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and was the first woman to win an Emmy in the Drama series category in 22 years. Morano’s latest feature film, “I Think We’re Alone Now,” won the Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning, it was released in theaters last Friday.

Morano is currently directing the thriller “The Rhythm Section,” starring Blake Lively and Jude Law, for Paramount Pictures.

“I’m thrilled to be working with the pioneers at Amazon,” said Morano. “Jen Salke is known for elevating content and her unwavering support for the filmmaker’s vision. We share the same passionate enthusiasm for breaking the mold with provocative storytelling, and I couldn’t be more excited about what we’ve been planning to create together.”