Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s production company Intrepid Pictures has had a strong partnership with the Netflix streaming service for the past several years, a collaboration that started with the release of Flanagan’s film quietlycontinued with his adaptation of the Stephen King novel Gerald’s gameand then really blew up with the series The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, The Midnight Club, and the future The Fall of the House of Usher. But Intrepid’s deal with Netflix is coming to an end… and when it does, they’re switching streams. Deadline reports that Intrepid has signed “an exclusive multi-year syndicated series deal with Amazon Studios.” Through this deal, Intrepid will develop projects for Amazon that “will stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.”
Amazon’s Vernon Sanders issued the following statement: “Mike and Trevor are remarkable for telling riveting, exciting stories that masterfully keep the audience engaged from start to finish. We are excited to welcome them to Amazon Studios and look forward to our global customers experiencing their genre-bending creativity.“
Flanagan and Macy added: “Amazon is a studio that we have long admired. Their commitment to engaging with cutting-edge series and content aligns with the ethos of what we’ve built at Intrepid. We look forward to working with the entire Amazon team as we bring our brand of genre productions to the service and audiences around the globe.“
Intrepid had the design The Midnight Club to be an ongoing series rather than a one-off like the other shows the company made for Netflix, so it’s not clear what the Amazon deal might mean for the chances of The Midnight Club season 2. But speculation is already rife that the Amazon deal could allow Flanagan to tackle his dream projectan adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower saga because a Dark Tower The TV series was set up at Amazon a few years ago. A pilot was filmed, but Amazon passed on the series. Maybe Flanagan could have better luck with that.
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