‘Stranger Things’ Writer Justin Doble Moves To Amazon | TV News


Despite Netflix’s bid to spend billions of dollars on content over the next few years, they’ve just lost a key component to one of their biggest shows. Justin Doble, a member of the Stranger Things writing team, is on the move to Amazon.


He’s signed an overall deal with the company, through which he will develop genre TV projects for Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Studios’ Head Of Event Series Sharon Tal Yguado said:


“We have long admired Justin’s ability to create stories and characters that stoke fans’ passion. He has contributed to some of the best genre out there, and we are excited to collaborate with him as we build a slate of high-profile shows”.


This deal arrives just over a month prior to Netflix releasing season 2 of Stranger Things, and just after Amazon talked about redefining their original series slate and aiming to find the next mega-hit show á la Game Of Thrones.


At the recent Emmys, Amazon only received 15 nominations, compared to rival Netflix’s huge 91 nominations and 20 wins. That’s an issue for a streaming giant looking for subscribers while also wanting to be taken seriously as a legitimate broadcasting company similar to HBO.


Amazon have recently cancelled quite a few shows that were released to minor buzz at best, including Z: The Beginning Of Everything and The Last Tycoon, while they’ve invested in shows to be created by cinematic auteurs, such as the upcoming series from David O. Russell starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore that’s already been picked up for a second season.


Amazon will hope the signing of Doble can help lead them to more overall success for their original TV content, and are probably pretty happy having snagged a rival’s key contributor to arguably their best series, too.



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