“Luke Cage” Showrunner Signs Amazon Deal

Luke Cage Showrunner Signs Amazon Deal

Two months after Netflix cancelled “Luke Cage,” its showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has signed an overall deal with rival streamer Amazon to develop and produce new TV projects for them through his Fighting 99th Entertainment company. Amazon will distribute the content globally in more than 200 countries and territories.

Coker created and served as showrunner on both seasons of “Luke Cage,” the only Marvel-Netflix series not to undergo a showrunner change. Coker also penned “Notorious,” “Creed II” and “Straight Outta Compton” along with working on other TV series like “Southland,” “Almost Human” and “Ray Donovan”.

Coker joins a growing roster of writers, producers and directors with overall deals at Amazon. Others who’ve signed up include Jordan Peele, Nicole Kidman, Reed Morano, Neil Gaiman, Sharon Horgan, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Robert Kirkman, Bryan Cogman and Jill Soloway.

Source: The Live Feed