Amazon makes AMC Studios international output deal and takes on Ridley Scott's 'The Terror'

Amazon have struck an international output deal with Breaking Bad and Mad Men giants AMC Studios.

20th November 2017
/ By Matthew Whitehouse

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The behemoth studio teamed up with AMC and revealed an international output agreement on Monday (November 20).

"This is another step in our efforts to extend the selection of premium TV shows available to Prime Video members worldwide," said Amazon Prime Video's VP of content acquisition, Brad Beale.

The deal will see Amazon Prime Video offered first window rights to select new AMC series in those markets, including second-run rights in multiple countries around the world.

"Prime Video members in key territories like Australia, Germany, Italy, India and Japan will exclusively see new shows the network that brought viewers critically acclaimed hit series, such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Preacher before they will be available on any other channel," the companies stated.

The first show to benefit from this agreement – which covers 28 territories – will be Alien Covenant director Ridley Scott’s anthology series The Terror.

Scott's show follows the true story of Captain John Franklin's Arctic expedition when a mysterious predator begins to attack.

Set in 1847, The Terror will play out over ten hour-long episodes and is penned by Blood Creek screenwriter David Kajganich.

Kajganich told Variety, last year: “Dan's novel is that rare combination of fascinating actual history, ground-breaking genre storytelling and the complex character work of literature.

"The chance to launch a series that will incorporate all of these elements going forward, and with a team of this calibre, is extraordinary.”