Amazon Studios today announced an exclusive agreement for the development of audiovisual content in Spanish with Juan Gmez-Jurado, author of the successful triloga ‘Reina Roja’ and one of the leading exponents of the thriller genre in the international arena.
The agreement between Amazon Studios and Gmez-Jurado will mark his television debut with the creation of new original fiction concepts as a writer, script consultant and executive producer for Amazon Prime Video. This is the second agreement of its kind to be signed in Europe after the one recently reached with the successful German creator Sebastian Fitzek. Amazon Studios also has several agreements with stars and international content creators such as Phoebe Waller Bridge (‘Fleabag’), Rachel Broshanan (‘The wonderful Mr. Maisel’), Donald Glover (‘Atlanta’) or Neil Gaiman (‘Good Omens’), among others.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to collaborate with Amazon Studios in creating new original projects for Prime Video,” says Gmez-Jurado. “It is an honor for me to work hand in hand with Amazon and to be able to build together stories that reach millions of homes around the world. Ever since I was a child who had a snack with chocolate bread while watching ‘The A team’ or reading Jules Verne , I’ve been preparing for this. It’s a dream come true. “
“Juan Gmez-Jurado brings a unique energy, passion and ability to captivate millions of people around the world through his storytelling and characters,” says Georgia Brown, Head of European Originals, Amazon Studios. . “We are honored to become the home of one of Spain’s most recognized writers and of his new and original creations that will delight a whole new generation of Prime members.”
“At Amazon Studios we seek to work with fresh, original voices that offer a local point of view that connects with our audience,” adds Mara Jos Rodrguez, Head of Spanish Originals, Amazon Studios. “This agreement brings us closer to this great creator and allows us to offer Prime members the best stories told with the highest narrative quality.”
Juan Gmez-Jurado is the best-selling Spanish thriller author in history. His first novel, ‘Espa de Dios’ (2006), obtained a notable success that was prolonged with his following works, ‘Contract with God’ (2007) and ‘The traitor’s emblem’ (2008). The writer, represented by the Scenic Rights agency, has a great ability to combine suspense with elements of intrigue, crime, action and psychological thriller that has resulted in best sellers such as’ The Legend of the Thief ‘(2012),’ The Patient ‘(2014) or’ Scar ‘(2015).
Juan Gmez-Jurado has become a great sales phenomenon, with more than 10 million copies sold. His trilogue about the character of Antonia Scott (composed of ‘Red Queen’, ‘Black Wolf’ and ‘White King’) has been positioned in the top sales of Amazon Kindle in Spain, and ‘Red Queen’, in particular, is the best-selling book in Kindle Spain format in the last year. In addition, inspired by his fatherhood, he has written several sagas of youth books starring the space adventurer Alex Colt as well as Amanda Black, in collaboration with Barbara Montes, who has ranked number one on the best-selling list of books for children and children since its launch. young people.
Gmez-Jurado is also the co-creator of the podcasts “Almighty” and “Here are dragons”, which exceed half a million faithful listeners.
I’m going to ask for a job as a creator of series and original movies for @PrimeVideoEs, and this is what happens. #ElAnuncioDeJuan pic.twitter.com/2DSOYATrw6
– Juan Gmez-Jurado (@JuanGomezJurado) April 27, 2021