Emmy award-winning writer and actress Lena Waithe has just inked a huge overall deal with Amazon Studios.
According to Deadline, under the agreement, Waithe, will executive produce Them and work with Amazon Studios to create and exec produce new original series to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Waithe will also develop shows through Waithe Hillman Grad, the company she founded with her creative partner Rishi Rajani.
"Lena is a powerhouse writer and producer who also has a gift for identifying exciting and authentic voices," said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. "Our upcoming series Them is the result of her rare ability to cultivate brilliant voices like Little Marvin and bring his wholly original and compelling vision to Amazon. We look forward to collaborating with Lena and her team for years to come."
Back in 2017, Waithe made history when she became the first Black woman to win for comedy series writing for her penmanship in the "Thanksgiving" episode of Master of None with co-creator/star Aziz Ansari.
"I couldn't be more excited about this new partnership with Amazon Studios and am looking forward to this next chapter," said Waithe. "Both of our goals are aligned in that we want to continue elevating storytellers who are underrepresented and have a unique vision of the world."
Waithe's upcoming horror Them is soon to premiere on Amazon. She currently also has series, The Chi on Showtime and her film writing debut Queen & Slim, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith and directed by Melina Matsoukas, will be released by Universal in November.