“The Farewell” filmmaker Lulu Wang and producer Dani Melia are establishing store at Amazon. Deadline studies the duo have entered right into a first-look TV take care of Amazon by way of their new manufacturing firm, Native Time. The pact will see Wang and Melia government producing tv tasks with a “concentrate on championing rising storytellers.”
The manufacturing companions are already engaged on just a few titles for Amazon. Wang is directing and exec producing “Expats,” a sequence adaptation of Janice Y.Okay. Lee’s “The Expatriates” that stars Nicole Kidman. Melia is exec producing as nicely. The pair are additionally creating an adaptation of Lysley Tenorio’s “The Son of Good Fortune,” which explores the difficulties of being an undocumented immigrant within the U.S.
Additionally on Native Time’s slate are sci-fi characteristic “Kids of the New World,” based mostly on a brief story assortment by Alexander Weinstein, and an English-language remake of the 2013 Japanese movie “Like Father, Like Son.” Wang is directing each tasks.
“We’re thrilled to be increasing our relationship with Amazon,” Wang mentioned. “Jen Salke and her group have been outstanding companions on ‘Expats’ and we look ahead to many extra artist-driven collaborations.”
“Lulu’s expertise is immeasurable. She brings a lot coronary heart and humanity to each venture along with her inventive imaginative and prescient, as we’ve already seen on our upcoming sequence ‘Expats,’” emphasised Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “It’s a particular privilege to work with Lulu and Dani, and we share their dedication to elevating new voices and storytellers. We’re so trying ahead to persevering with and rising the Amazon Studios relationship with them and creating thrilling new tasks collectively for our Prime Video prospects.”
Wang and Melia obtained the Movie Unbiased Spirit Award for Greatest Function for “The Farewell.” Wang directed the story a few household mendacity to its matriarch about her most cancers prognosis, in addition to produced alongside Melia.