In a huge licensing deal, the classic Norman Lear series from Sony Pictures Television are coming to streaming via Amazon's Amazon Prime Video and IMDbTV, Shadow and Act has learned. It marks the largest volume of Norman Lear complete series content ever available to stream.
227 and Diff’rent Strokes will launch on Prime Video on July 15. Other titles including The Jeffersons, Sanford & Son, and Sanford will launch on Prime Video later in 2021. All in the Family, Good Times, Maude, and One Day at a Time will launch July 15 on IMDb TV.
“Life is a collaboration. Writing, directing and producing films and television is perhaps the most collaborative work of all. In 2018, our Act III Productions sat with the team at Sony Pictures Television and formed a partnership to not only produce new content, but to bring a new awareness to my former Embassy library. That Sony found a home for that library with Prime Video/IMDb TV where new generations could find it, is the best present a man entering his 100th year can have,” said Norman Lear.
“Norman Lear is a national treasure and his impact on television and popular culture is immeasurable,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “We are so honored to bring his classic television series to Prime Video and IMDb TV so new audiences and a new generation can laugh, enjoy and be inspired, like so many of us have been throughout the years.”
Lear's Act III Productions has a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television.