Amazon Prime Video is pushing forward in bolstering its content lineup.
Its creative arm, Amazon Studios, has signed a first-look TV contract with Animal Pictures’ Natasha Lyonne and Maya Rudolph.
The Emmy Award-nominee creative partners will make original series for Amazon’s streaming service.
For more than seven years, Rudolph was a show regular on “Saturday Night Live” which marked the beginning of her acting career.
As an engaging and multi-talented actress, she has established her employment across drama, music, and comedy.
Rudolph is presently an executive producer and is one of the characters in the critically well-received “Forever,” an Amazon Prime Video original series.
Other movies which she is featured are “The Way Way Back,” “Sisters,” “Away We Go,” “Bridesmaids,” and “Maggie’s Plan.”
As a voice actress, Rudolph portrayed Connie the Hormone Monstress in the animated TV show “Big Mouth.”
She will be seen in “Wine Country,” the upcoming movie which will be released in May 2019 and is directed and produced by comedienne, Amy Poehler.
Lyonne began her career in the movie industry as a child actress, landing a role in “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”
She can be seen in over 50 movies which include “Slums of Beverly Hills” and “But I’m a Cheerleader.”
Lyonne received an Emmy Award nomination for starring as a series regular in “Orange is the New Black,” a dramedy Internet TV series made by Jenji Kohan for Netflix.
Rudolph remarked that she is excited to further her relationship with Amazon Studios and to create content viewable worldwide.
She is grateful for the creative independence provided to her by the firm which she reckons as genuine.
Lyonne said that she is inspired to see her creative collaboration with Rudolph to grow. She pointed out that she is very much looking forward to sharing their creative ideas.
Amazon Studios head, Jennifer Salke, described Lyonne and Rudolph as possessing movie and TV industry prowess.
On behalf of Amazon Prime Video’s the film production branch, she expressed the company’s excitement to collaborate with the talented content makers, describing the duo as “fiercely funny and phenomenally smart women.”