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‘Get Out’ director Jordan Peele signs exclusive TV deal with Amazon Studios

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Nearly 16 months after Jordan Peele’s Get Out lit the film world on fire, the dust has settled somewhat, allowing the celebrated multi-hyphenate to take a deep breath and decide what comes next.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peele’s next move is in the direction of Amazon Studios, where the former Key & Peele star has signed an exclusive first-look TV deal (not to be confused with the first-look feature deal he has with Universal Pictures).

Technically speaking, he’s moving an existing deal — which he signed with Sonar Studios prior to the release of Get Out — inked via Monkeypaw Productions, his company which produced both Key & Peele and Get Out.

Peele already has a couple of projects lined up for production, including a documentary series based on the Lorena Bobbitt incident (if you don’t remember that, you can just research it on your own time) and a series titled The Hunt, which centers around a group of Nazi hunters in 1970s New York.

Given Amazon’s massive entertainment budget — see: The billion-dollar Lord of the Rings series in gestation — in addition to its recent internal reorganization, we wouldn’t be surprised to see every one of Peele’s proposals get green-lit, no matter how far off the beaten path.

In a statement, he said “I couldn’t be more excited about this new relationship with Amazon.

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