Following a heated bidding war, Amazon and The Weinstein Company have emerged as the winners in the Matthew Weiner sweepstakes, landing the Mad Men creator’s next TV project.
Per our sister site Deadline, Weiner has secured a $70 million commitment for a straight-to-series order for what is being described as “a contemporary anthology set in multiple locations worldwide.”
In a statement to Deadline, Weiner said of the deal, “In a time when there are so many options for entertainment, it’s been tremendous to see how [Amazon Studios chief] Roy Price and Amazon have taken center stage by distinguishing themselves through bold choices. I am truly excited to have this opportunity to work with risk takers like them and Harvey and The Weinstein Company who have a proven, longstanding commitment to creative voices and innovation.”
For The Weinstein Company, the deal marks the third big bit of news just this week, following the premiere date announcement for its highly anticipated Navy SEAL drama SIX (to air on History) and the landing of its Waco miniseries on Spike.