Barry Jenkins will stay in business at Amazon.
He’s signed a first-look deal with the streamer to develop more television projects.
As you may know, he’s developing The Underground Railroad from Colson Whitehead as a series for Amazon, which ordered two seasons of the show. The deal is signed through his Pastel banner.
“Barry is clearly a master of groundbreaking, authentically emotional storytelling and we are so proud to have him share that gift with us. We are incredibly fortunate to have also secured his directorial vision for the entire limited series The Underground Railroad,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, in a statement.
Jenkins added, “We at Pastel are excited to continue our Amazon relationship begun on Underground Railroad and look forward to growing that partnership on projects near and beyond.
His latest film, If Beale Street Could Talk, is in theaters this month.