Lizzo Signs First-Look TV Deal With Amazon Studios

By 08/06/2020
Lizzo Signs First-Look TV Deal With Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has inked a first-look deal with the multi-faceted musician Lizzo.

The streamer will work with Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Jefferson, to develop and produce television programming, Deadline reports. The news was unveiled by Amazon Studios television co-heads Albert Cheng and Vernon Sanders during the company’s virtual Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, during which Cheng called the songstress a “force of positivity.”

In addition to her music career, Lizzo has previously appeared in Hustlers and lent her vocal acting talents to the animated musical UglyDolls. Her most recent album, Cuz I Love You, won three Grammys and spawned the smash singles “Good As Hell and “Truth Hurts.”

“Lizzo is one of the most exciting, creative, joyful artists in the industry, and it is such a pleasure to announce this new deal with her,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said in a statement, per Deadline. “She has such a unique perspective and we’re so excited to hear her ideas for new content that our Prime Video customers are sure to love.”

This isn’t the first time that Amazon has pacted with a high-profile musician on video programming — though in a slightly different capacity. In December, Amazon Prime paid a reported $25 million for global rights to a Rihanna documentary feature.