Will Graham and his Field Trip Productions banner have signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, and as part of the deal, Graham will become the showrunner for “Daisy Jones & The Six,” the upcoming Amazon original series from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine.
“Amazon has been my home since the beginning, and at this point we are family,” Graham said. “We couldn’t be more excited.”
“Will is a tremendous talent, with the ability to create fully realized characters and worlds across a broad range of genres,” said Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television at Amazon Studios. “Will has been with us since our early days as a studio and we’re thrilled to have him as part of the Amazon Studios family. We’re all so excited to see Daisy Jones & The Six come to life for our Prime Video customers.”
“Daisy Jones & The Six” is a 12-episode musical-drama. Amazon says it details the spectacular rise and precipitous fall of a renowned (fictional) rock band in the 1970s. It is based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Graham will executive produce along with Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, and Brad Mendelsohn for Circle of Confusion. Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber are credited as creators of the series, and will also serve as executive producers along with with Taylor Jenkins Reid as producer.
Also as part of Graham’s deal, Field Trip will produce the pilot for an adaptation of Penny Marshall’s “A League of Their Own” for Amazon Studios. Graham will serve as co-writer and executive producer along with Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”).