Amazon Strikes AMC Studios Int'l Output Deal, Takes Ridley Scott's 'The Terror'

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'The Terror'

"This is another step in our efforts to extend the selection of premium TV shows available to Prime Video members worldwide," says Amazon's Brad Beale.

Amazon on Monday unveiled an international output agreement with AMC Studios for 28 territories.

Under the deal, financial details of which weren't disclosed, Amazon Prime Video will have first-window rights to select new AMC series in those markets, as well as second-run rights in many other countries.

"Prime Video members in key territories like Australia, Germany, Italy, India and Japan will exclusively see new shows the network that brought viewers critically acclaimed hit series, such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Preacher before they will be available on any other channel," the companies said.

The first new AMC show coming to Amazon Prime Video worldwide in 2018 will be anthology series The Terror, executive produced by Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle) and Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones). Based on the true story of the Arctic expedition of Captain John Franklin that inspired the novel by Dan Simmons, the show will in the U.S. air on AMC.

Said Brad Beale, vp worldwide television acquisition, Amazon Prime Video: "This is another step in our efforts to extend the selection of premium TV shows available to Prime Video members worldwide. We are thrilled to bring new shows AMC, starting with The Terror, to our Prime members around the world."

Rick Olshansky, president of business operations, AMC Studios, said: "AMC Studios and Amazon already enjoy a successful programming partnership. This agreement underscores the high global demand for AMC’s must-have content and franchises and enables us to bring our popular shows to a wide global audience."