Lena Waithe continues to make major moves in Hollywood.
Announced on Saturday, the multi-talent producer and actress has signed a new overall deal with Amazon’s streaming platform, Amazon Studios.
Waithe already has a two-season commitment to the company for the horror anthology series THEM, but will create other original series options under the new deal, Variety reports.
“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 at TCA. “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.”
The exciting news comes in the middle of what’s been another big year for the Emmy Award-winning entertainment guru so far. Other projects currently on her plate include the Bonnie and Clyde-esque film, Queen & Slim, as well as another season of Showtime’s The Chi and BET’s Boomerang, just to name a few.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Amazon Studios and am looking forward to this next chapter,” said Waithe. “Both of our goals are aligned in that we want to continue elevating storytellers who are underrepresented and have a unique vision of the world.”
Congrats to Lena on her continued success!