Amazon Greenlights 'Lightyears'

Post by: Rick Ellis 22 October, 2020
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Amazon Studios has picked up the new drama series Lightyears, co-produced by Amazon Studios and Legendary Television.

According to the logline from Amazon, Lightyears follows Franklin and Irene York, a couple who discover a chamber buried in their backyard that leads to a strange, deserted planet. The project is written and co-executive produced by Holden Miller, with Daniel C. Connolly serving as showrunner and executive producer, and Mosaic's Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen serving as executive producers. Juan José Campanella will direct and executive produce the first two episodes.

"Holden and Dan have created an ambitious story, one that’s fantastical but filled with utterly human characters," said Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon Studios in a statement announcing the deal. "We’re so pleased to team with Legendary on another compelling new series, and we can’t wait to see how this team brings this world to life."

"We are thrilled to continue to grow our business with Amazon Studios," said Nick Pepper, president of Legendary Television. "Holden and Dan have led an inspired team in crafting this wholly original, deeply emotional story and we couldn’t be more excited to bring Lightyears to audiences around the world."