Amazon MGM Studios To Adapt Audible Podcasts For TV & Film; ‘Hot White Heist’, ‘The Prophecy’ & ‘Nut Jobs’ In Works

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Amazon is finally bringing two of its entertainment divisions closer together in the world of podcasts, film and TV.

Amazon MGM Studios will adapt a number of Audible podcasts for TV and film as part of a deal to co-develop and co-produce projects.

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The move includes the adaptation of podcasts including The Prophecy, Hot White Heist, Nut Jobs, Oracle, Daniel X: Genesis, Words + Music and Breakthrough.

Randy McKinnon is attached to write supernatural thriller The Prophecy, which has been acquired by ABC Signature and Amazon MGM Studios as a one-hour drama series with Simpson Street, QCode and Station26 attached to produce.

John Riggi and Adam Goldman are attached to adapt comedy Hot White Heist as a half-hour series with Broadway Video and Alan Cumming attached to produce alongside Amazon MGM Studios.

Suits duo Aaron Korsh and Rick Muirragui are behind heist drama Nut Jobs, which is in the works at MGM Television with Escape Artists attached to produce including executive producers Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, and Jordan Edelstein; with Marc Fennell and Sony Music Podcasts exec producing.

Oracle is in the works as an hour drama with Amazon MGM Studios, Jordan Feiner and 3 Arts Entertainment attached to produce. The podcast series follows an FBI psychic who helps solve abductions and homicides by touching those close to the missing persons and was written by Andrew Pyper and performed by Joshua Jackson.

Julian Simpson is attached to write sci-fi series  *Temporal as a one-hour drama from Amazon MGM Studios, Storypunk and Low Spark Television.

Daniel X: Genesis, based on James Patterson’s series, is in the works as a one-hour drama from Amazon MGM Studios and James Patterson Entertainment.

Music doc series Words + Music is being lined up as a docuseries from The Kennedy/Marshall Company. Unscripted series Breakthrough is in the works from MGM Alternative and At Will Media, executive produced by The Chainsmokers.

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