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Amazon announced a suite of new projects, overall deals, and other news during its Television Critics Association 2020 Winter Press Tour executive session Tuesday afternoon in Pasadena, including the announcement of a first-look deal with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.
Plan B is working on mystery drama “Outer Range,” which was created by playwright Brian Watkins. “Outer Range” will follow a Wyoming rancher’s battle to save his land and is executive produced by Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner.
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Plan B Entertainment is also producing Barry Jenkins’ adaption of “The Underground Railroad” novel, which will premiere later this year.
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke revealed that Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden will star in Joe and Anthony Russo’s “Citadel,” a spy thriller miniseries that will focus on the double lives of its protagonists. A local language production of the series, which is also getting Italian and Indian versions, will take place in Mexico. Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg will write and executive produce the series.
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Mike Larocca, the Russo brothers, and former ABC Studios chief Patrick Moran will executive produce the series. Moran has been working on “Citadel” since signing an overall deal with Amazon Studios in October 2019.
In addition, Amazon announced new deals with Gael García Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”) and Diego Luna (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”). The duo are currently executive producing an untitled “Cortés and Moctezuma” project from Amazon Studios and Amblin Television.
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Amazon’s other TCA show announcements included greenlighting “Jack Reacher,” a drama based on Lee Child’s bestselling book series. Though cast details are under wraps, the series will be written by Nick Santora (“Prison Break”), who will also executive produce the series and serve as showrunner. The company has been developing the show for the last year and Season 1 will be based...
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