- “Fleabag” creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios, according to Variety and Deadline.
- Under the deal, the new content that Waller-Bridge will produce and create will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
- Sources told Variety the deal was worth around $20 million a year.
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the Emmys’ biggest breakout star whose shows took home a combined seven awards on Sunday, signed an overall deal to continue creating content for Amazon Studios, Variety’s Will Thorne reported Tuesday.
Waller-Bridge is the creator, writer, executive producer, and star of the Amazon comedy “Fleabag,” which won six Emmys for its second season including best comedy and best directing for a comedy series. Waller-Bridge also beat out Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the best actress in a comedy series Emmy.
Waller-Bridge served as a creator and executive producer for “Killing Eve,” which earned Emmy attention Sunday when Jodie Comer won lead actress in a drama for the series over costar Sandra Oh.
Waller-Bridge’s deal with Amazon Studios is worth around $20 million a year, sources told Variety. Industry speculation put it around the mid-eight-figure range, Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reported.
The contract means Waller-Bridge will create and produce content to be premiered exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
“I’m insanely excited to be continuing my relationship with Amazon,” Waller-Bridge told Variety. “Working with the team on ‘Fleabag’ was the creative partnership dreams are made of.”
Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, praised Waller-Bridge along with “Fleabag” in a statement announcing the partnership.
“As evident in her great success at the Emmy Awards this week, she is clever, brilliant, generous and a virtuoso on multiple fronts including writing, acting and producing,” Salke said in the statement. “‘Fleabag’ has been a gift to our Prime Video customers and we are excited for what comes next from this brilliant mind to dazzle and delight our global audience.”