According to Deadline, Michael B. Jordan continues his streak of success. As news of his Outlier Society Productions company inked a first look TV series deal with Amazon Studios for original series. Furthermore, this development comes a few weeks after the 31-year-old actor signed a feature first look deal with Warner Bros.
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,” said Jordan via 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 boss Jennifer Salke also commented on the 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.”