Sources told Variety that there is some internal frustration with Amazon’s original TV output. Amazon has had critical darlings come out of its TV division, like Golden Globe winners “Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle.” But for all the money it’s spending on video, which JPMorgan estimated to be $4.5 billion in 2017, Amazon doesn’t yet have a culture-dominating drama like “Game of Thrones.” It sounds like Jeff Bezos has noticed. A strategy overhaul is underway at Amazon.
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Amazon Studios is going through a major strategy shift. On Friday, the Studio confirmed five new projects— a period drama, three comedy and a comic book adaptation. Of these five, three are straight to series order and two have been asked to come with the pilot first, according to a report in Variety. The decision comes after Amazon scrapped the plans to greenlight the second season of period drama Z: The Beginning of Everything, thus, reflecting the new mandate.
Ceo Jeff Bezos wants Amazon to get its own ‘Game of thrones’. Watch this video below.
A strategy overhaul is underway at Amazon Studios, and it comes all the way from top brass including CEO Jeff Bezos, according to a new report from Variety. This week, Amazon unexpectedly killed the second season of “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” which had been previously greenlit, and which writers had been working to get ready for production.
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— Nick Bass MCIPD (@DigitalHRGeek) September 17, 2017
In a strategy shift, Jeff Bezos wants Amazon to produce shows like Game of Thrones – https://t.co/62NFVCGB8X
— David Shrauger (@DavidShrauger) September 17, 2017
— Marwa El-Abassiri (@Bro_ken_m) September 18, 2017
Jeff Bezos Wants Amazon to Make the Next 'Game of Thrones' https://t.co/xJfmivy1Em
— Inc. (@Inc) September 12, 2017
“We’ve been looking at the data for some time, and as a team we’re increasingly focused on the impact of the biggest shows,” Amazon Studios head Roy Price told Variety. “It’s pretty evident that it takes big shows to move the needle.”