Connie Britton Signs First-Look Pact With Amazon

The 'Dirty John' grad will create and develop new projects for the streamer.
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Connie Britton

Connie Britton is embracing her inner-producer.

The Friday Night Lights fan favorite and her Deep Blue production company has signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. Under the terms of the pact, the actress will create and develop new projects for the retail giant/streamer.

The news arrives as Britton has pushed farther into producing after the ABC turned CMT drama Nashville and Bravo turned USA Network anthology Dirty John. (Britton starred in and executive produced season one of the anthology and is not expected back for a second, completely new season.)

"Connie Britton is a multi-talented actress who has captivated audiences with her portrayal of smart, complicated women,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said Saturday in a statement. “Britton’s ability to create memorable characters and identify compelling stories makes her a perfect fit for Amazon Studios. We look forward to seeing what she creates for the global Amazon Prime Video audience.”
 
Britton is a four-time Emmy nominee whose credits include Spin City, 24, The West Wing and the first season of American Horror Story. On the film side, her roles include Good Joe Bell, The Mustang, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, American Ultra and Land of Steady Habits. Additionally, Britton is an activist who was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. Development Programme, a role in which she raises awareness of UNDP's work in poverty education and women's empowerment. 
 
“I’m thrilled to be joining Jen and the team at Amazon, and my hope is to contribute thoughtful, provocative, female driven and inclusive programming to their exceptional platform, telling stories that will reflect ourselves back to ourselves in ways we’ve never seen before,” said Britton. “I know this will be an exciting and purposeful collaboration.”
 
Britton joins a rapidly growing roster of producers housed at Amazon including Lena WaitheForest Whitaker's company, Jack Ryan star John Krasinski, Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan (who moved over from Warner Bros. TV) and Jordan Peele.