Amazon has snapped up North American rights to a Emily Blunt-fronted western by the BBC, Variety has heard.
The flowing monster is known to have boarded”The English,” that has connected the”Quiet Area” celebrity because its lead. The multi-part series is generated by”Doctor Foster” firm Drama Republic, whose credits include BBC Two and SundanceTV spy thriller”The Honorable Woman,” along with Netflix and BBC 2 co-production”Black Planet Growing.”
The show is the newest from writer-director Hugo Blick, that broke out with”Honorable Woman” at 2014. The Golden Globe and Peabody-winning play was among the very first high-end displays to feature celebrities traditionally seen in movie crossing over to the TV area, also featured Maggie Gyllenhaal as a girl who inherits her loved ones industry and becomes mired in an explosive political situation in the Middle East.
Blick’s followup,”Black Planet Growing,” aired in 2018, also starred”Chewing Gum” and”Being Long” celebrity Michaela Coel as a part of the Rwandan genocide who faces her past.
While storyline points round”The English” stay lean, a western will probably be new land for Blunt, that will shortly be seen at next month’s highly expected sense thriller”A Silent Place two,” written and directed by her spouse John Krasinski.
Amazon has picked up North American rights to a variety of notable British names in the past couple of decades, such as the critically acclaimed comedy play”A Very Language Scandal” with Ben Whishaw and Hugh Grant. At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the stage snapped Phyllida Lloyd’s Irish play”Herself,” to a girl who escapes an abusive relationship to construct her dream home, from Sharon Horgan’s Merman and Element Pictures.
The streaming giant recently hired Sony Pictures Television chairman Mike Hopkins to manage the retail giant’s video entertainment operations, such as Amazon Studios and Prime Video, reporting straight into Amazon chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos.
Amazon and BBC declined to comment.