Ava DuVernay will put her unique stamp on the epic mythical genre.
DuVernay will serve as executive producer on The Last Amazon, a drama series coming to Atrium TV, a company that's described as a "commissioning club" that, according to Deadline, "develops projects then shares them with club members who decide if they want to invest." Members can license said projects for their territory and local market.
The Last Amazon will follow Amazon queens including Hippolyta and Antiope "portraying their loves and major battles, notably their campaign against the Ancient Greeks."
The series will be written by Rafe Judkins and produced by Narcos' Gene Stein.
This new venture is yet another positive step for producers of color, particularly women of color, who are still few and far between despite the shifting tide. This project also increases DuVernay's personal brand in Hollywood; after her latest film A Wrinkle in Time, it was revealed that DuVernay has become part of the DC Extended Universe by signing on to direct New Gods.
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