Amazon Signs Producer Bryan Cogman to Development Deal

Bryan Cogman

Bryan Cogman

Amazon Studios has signed Game Of Thrones producer/writer Bryan Cogman to an exclusive development deal, the company said Friday.

Cogman, who has served as a co-executive producer for HBO’s Emmy-winning fantasy/drama series, will work exclusively with the Amazon Studios team to create original TV series for the Amazon Prime Video streaming service, said Amazon.

“We’re proud to be in business with Bryan, who has written some of the most memorable and exhilarating television in recent history,” said Albert Cheng, co-head television, Amazon Studios in a statement. “His storytelling prowess is undeniable, and we cannot wait to introduce his voice to our Prime Video audience.”

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