Russo Brothers Strike Deal with Amazon for New Series
The extremely popular directing duo, Joe and Anthony Russo, have come to an agreement with Amazon Prime to bring an “ambitious concept” to the streaming service. Amazon announced during their TCA on Saturday that they have teamed up with the Russo brothers on a global event series that is meant to “redefine the boundaries of storytelling.”
Under the deal with Amazon, the Russos will have complete creative freedom to oversee the new project; however, Amazon did not reveal any more details about the new series.
“The Russo Brothers have impacted the pop culture barometer of creative excellence with their vision for both Avengers: Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “They brought a level of scale and execution to those films that has raised the bar for audiences everywhere and we can’t wait for them to do the same for us on this project for our Amazon Prime Customer. We are thrilled to be working with Joe and Anthony Russo and their AGBO Studios as they build this incredible, multifaceted, international franchise.”
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly wants to find a Game of Thrones-like series that changes the landscape of television and this deal with the Russo brothers is hoping to do that.
The Russo directed Avengers: Infinity War will be released on digital July 31 and on blu-ray on August 14.
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