Amazon has partnered with the production company behind the TV shows "The Purge" and "Sharp Objects" to bring us more creepy thrills.
Blumhouse TV has reached an agreement with the retail and streaming giant to produce a series of eight thrillers. The movies will be "linked thematically," per THR, and reach audiences in more than 200 territories via Prime Video. It's Amazon Studios' first deal involving global-direct to service feature-length programs, Deadline reports.
Blumhouse founder Jason Blum expressed excitement about the company being able to "deliver its signature chills and thrills" to such a wide swath of the global population. He plans to make representation a priority when it comes to the projects' directors. It's "a great opportunity for Blumhouse Television to empower underrepresented filmmakers offering a fresh take on the dark genres loved by fans the world over," he said.
We don't know yet what the timeline for the films' respective releases will be, but we look forward to the "fear, shock and all things spinetingling" (in the words of Amazon Studios Head Jennifer Salke) that Blum brings.