Lena Waithe Signs New Overall Deal With Amazon Studios

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Lena Waithe at the “Ready Player One” Premiere at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on March 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA (Shutterstock).

Lena Waithe signed a new overall deal with Amazon Studios, announcing the partnership during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Under the Amazon overall deal, Waithe will create and produce original content for the streaming service. 

“Lena is a powerhouse writer and producer who also has a gift for identifying exciting and authentic voices,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, according to Variety. “Our upcoming series ‘THEM’ is the result of her rare ability to cultivate brilliant voices like Little Marvin and bring his wholly original and compelling vision to Amazon. We look forward to collaborating with Lena and her team for years to come.” 

“THEM,” from Vertigo Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV, was picked up for a two-season straight-to-series order. The first season will…

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