Amazon Studios has closed a multi-year deal with Mattel for four live-action specials based on the toy manufacturer’s popular “American Girl” doll franchise. Amazon Studios also has the option to produce multiple seasons of TV series with “American Girl” characters.
Two of the “Amercian Girl” specials will feature characters from the “BeForever” franchise of historical dolls, and one special will feature characters from their Girl of the Year franchise. The first special premieres later this year.
The pricey American Girl dolls were introduced in 1986 and have been adapted for several films in that time including 2008’s theatrical release “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” and HBO’s “An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong”.