Cheo Hodari Coker, 'Luke Cage' Showrunner Moves To Amazon Prime Video
Amazon has struck a deal with 'Luke Cage' showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker. He'll develop and produce content for Prime Video under his Fighting 99th Entertainment brand. Amazon will distribute the content globally in more than 200 countries and territories.
"We're very excited to welcome Cheo to the Amazon Studios family," Vernon Sanders, co-head of TV at Amazon, said Thursday in a statement. "From Notorious to Luke Cage, Cheo is a provocative, revolutionary storyteller, and we're happy he'll be creating those kinds of bold new series exclusively for Prime Video."
Coker created and served as showrunner on both seasons of the Marvel drama Luke Cage, which Netflix canceled in October after it and the comic book powerhouse could not agree on a creative direction for a third season.
Coker, who started his career as a music journalist, co-wrote the 2009 feature Notorious, about the late rapper Notorious B.I.G., and segued into television writing for the crime drama Southland. His credits include NCIS: Los Angeles, Almost Human and Ray Donovan for TV, as well as the features Lowriders, Creed II and Straight Outta Compton.
"Amazon is the future, and their bespoke, specific approach to building groundbreaking shows offers an amazing opportunity, one that I'm incredibly thankful for," said Coker. "I can't think of a better place to launch the first shows developed under my Seattle-based Fighting 99th Entertainment banner and am excited for people to see what we have in store."
We'll be looking forward to his latest productions over at Amazon. How about you?