Westworld showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan have reportedly landed a huge deal with Amazon according to trades such as Variety. The pair are being wooed by the streaming service for a massive $150 million deal over the next five years as they are now exiting Warner Bros. Television.
Variety has learned that Nolan and Joy and their Kilter Films banner have signed a massive overall deal at Amazon, meaning the pair will exit their current deal with Warner Bros. Television. Sources say the new deal is worth $150 million over five years.
Nolan and Joy will now create and produce original series for Amazon, with the pair having started developing the sci-fi drama “The Peripheral” at the streamer. The project is inspired by William Gibson’s novel of the same name and is also produced by Warner Bros.
The third season of HBO’s Westworld is underway but the duo seemingly will still be part of the series.
Under the new deal, Nolan and Joy will remain as writers and executive producers on HBO’s “Westworld,” which is produced by Warner Bros. Joy and Nolan created “Westworld,” which was inspired by the classic 1973 film from Michael Crichton.
Lisa Joy is set to make her feature film debut with the science fiction romance movie Reminsance starring Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson, which is expected to begin later in the year.
Amazon has been making a huge play lately for content as they’re spending a small fortune on their Lord of The Rings series that will take place during the Second Age of the Middle-Earth mythology along with plans to turn other literary fantasy stories such as Conan and The Wheel of Time into series as well.