Daniel Dae Kim Inks First-Look Deal With Amazon Studios

Amazon gets first dibs on projects from Kim’s 3AD production company

Last Updated: June 6, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Daniel Dae Kim has signed a new first-look deal with Amazon Studios, giving them first dibs on all projects developed and adapted by Kim and his production company, 3AD.  All projects to come out of the deal will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

“Daniel Dae Kim has proven to be a creative force, with incredible success both in front of and behind the camera,” said Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television at Amazon Studios. “Amazon Studios is thrilled to be collaborating with Daniel and his production company 3AD as he continues to bring his sharp vision and focus on inclusive storytelling to new projects.”

“I couldn’t be more excited for 3AD to start this next chapter with Amazon. I believe wholeheartedly in the creative team, as well as their vision for the future in entertainment. Their commitment to premium programming speaks for itself and I look forward to contributing to our mutual success,” Kim said.

An actor, director and producer, Kim is known for playing Chin Ho Kelly for seven seasons of “Hawaii Five-0,” and for playing Jin Soo Kwon on ABC’s “Lost.” He was most recently seen in Netflix’s “Always Be My Maybe” and “Hellboy.”

3AD was started in 2014, with the goal of producing content for TV, film and digital media that features characters from underrepresented cultures. Kim is the CEO of 3AD, with Rina Branne as head of TV development, John Cheng as head of film development and Tara Bohn as creative executive. 3AD is responsible for bringing the original Korean format of the popular drama series “The Good Doctor” to the U.S., where it airs on ABC starring Freddie Highmore. Kim serves as executive producer together with David Shore and appeared in a guest star arc as Jackson Han.

Kim is repped by UTA; Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, Inc.