Actor and producer Priyanka Chopra is on his way to bring more desi representation to global television. According to a Variety report, he has signed a “two-year multimillion-dollar first-look television deal” with Amazon.
“As an actor and producer, I always dreamed of an open canvas of creative talent coming together from around the world to create great content regardless of language and geography. This has always been the DNA of my producer Purple Pebble Pictures, and is the foundation of this exciting new effort with Amazon, ”Priyanka wrote in an Instagram post.
“And as a storyteller, my quest is to constantly strive to explore new ideas that not only entertain, but most importantly, open minds and perspectives. Looking back on my 20-year career, almost 60 movies later, I hope to be on my way to achieving it, “he added in his post.
Amazon Studios director Jennifer Salke told Variety: “Priyanka and I joined a shared passion for diverse global storytelling. Priyanka is drawn to the original content and characters that can resonate globally. She is a powerful producer, and we are delighted to partner with her for years to come.”
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YESSSS @amazonstudios, LET’S 👏GET 👏 IT!!! So honored and excited to finally share this news with you. Looking ahead, we already have so much on our slate! Big thank you to @jsalke and her team at Amazon for being such great partners, and for sharing in the belief that talent and good content knows no boundaries. As both an actor and producer, I have always dreamt of an open canvas of creative talent coming together from all over the world to create great content irrespective of language and geography. This has always been the DNA of my production house Purple Pebble Pictures, and is the foundation of this exciting new endeavor with Amazon. And as a storyteller, my quest is to constantly push myself to explore new ideas that not only entertain, but most importantly, open minds and perspectives. Looking back on my 20 year career, nearly 60 films later, I hope that I’m on my way to achieving that. Thank you to all of you who have been a big part of my journey so far. And for those who are just getting to know me, or maybe only recognize me as Alex Parrish from Quantico, I’m excited for you to get to know me better. @purplepebblepictures @variety @marcmalkin
Priyanka currently has two Amazon projects he is working on. One is the dance reality show Sangeet, which she is producing with her singing husband Nick Jonas. Inspired by your own wedding, you will see the families of the bride and groom compete against each other for the winning trophy. The other project is Anthony and Joe Russo’s Citadel, a spy drama starring Game of Thrones and Bodyguard’s Richard Madden.
Because the deal is global, Priyanka will be able to create content in both English and Hindi. “My goal is really to be able to tell female stories, to work with creators from all over the world and to create cross-pollination of the narrative. Amazon is a great partner in doing this because its reach and perspective are so global. My agreement with Amazon television is a global agreement, so I can do the Hindi language, I can do English, I can do whatever language I want, “he said.