Lizzo is teaming with Amazon Studio to make a leap into the world of television— beginning with an unscripted series.
Update (3/19/2021): Last summer brought word that Grammy Award winning artist, Lizzo, had inked a first look deal with Amazon Studios. Now, it’s looking like we finally have a bit more insight as to what her first original television project for the studio will entail.
The “Good as Hell” singer took to social media on Friday (March 19) to share more details about her first Amazon Original series.
In a video posted to her Instagram, Lizzo explains that her new unscripted series is centered around a talent search that’ll find her looking for full-figured dancers and models to join her crew.
“I BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ONE! Are you a full figured dancer or model? Have you felt underrepresented and under appreciated? THEN I’M LOOKIN FOR YOU!” Wrote the singer in the caption of her post. “It’s time to find my dream team of beautifully talented big grrrls.”
“I really need some dancers!” Cries Lizzo in the video announcement. “I’m lookin’ for you, sis!”
Currently, there’s no word on when we can expect to see Lizzo’s unscripted Amazon series debut.
Original Story (8/6/2020): In a press release sent out on Thursday (August 6), Amazon Studios announced that it has signed a first look deal with 2019 breakout recording artist Lizzo.
As part of the new partnership, the Grammy Award winning singer will be working with Amazon Studios to create television projects that will premiere exclusively via Amazon Prime Videos in more than 200 countries.
Currently, it’s unclear as to what types of television projects we can expect from the “Truth Hurts” singer, but it’s clear that she’s excited to hit the ground running and get started on trying her hand at developing new series.
“I’m so excited to partner with the amazing team at Amazon,” said Lizzo in a statement. “Thank you to Jen Salke and the rest of the tea, for making this dream come true. I can’t wait to get started and share my vision with the world.
In a statement of her own, Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke said everyone at the company is very much looking forward to working with the three-time Grammy winner on this new venture.
“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,” said Salke. “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.”
We’ll definitely be looking forward to hearing more about what kinds of original programming Lizzo and Amazon Studios will be cooking up together!