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Michael B. Jordan Signs Amazon First-Look Deal

Michael B. Jordan’s career is only going up from here on out.

The actor’s Outlier Society Productions company inked a first look TV series deal with Amazon Studios for original series, according to reports from Deadline. This development comes only a few weeks after the 31-year-old signed another feature first look deal with Warner Bros. The publication also reports that the deal includes an “inclusion rider” that would require a “specific level of diverse hiring” for the series’ crew/cast.

“It’s an exciting moment for Outlier Society,” Jordan said in a statement about the deal. “On behalf of myself and President of Production, Alana Mayo, we are thrilled to be entering into this partnership with Amazon Studios. In just a few short years they have become home to some of television’s most groundbreaking series and an extraordinary place for talent to create, with a cutting-edge business model that speaks to today’s audiences. Alongside the expert leadership at Amazon Studios, we can’t wait to unveil the fruits of this union.”

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke also commented on the partnership and how much the platform is looking forward to this new partnership. “The key to Michael’s success, going back to the beginning of his career, has been his ability to elevate each role he has brought to life, often shattering stereotypes along the way,” she said. “One of the reasons it’s so exciting to be in business with him, Alana and Outlier Society is because they are part of the new wave of creative talents emphasizing diversity both above and below the line, and using their success to empower others. We can’t wait to bring their vision to a global audience who is hungry for revolutionary, authentic content.”

There are no further details about the partnership at this time.



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