Daniel Dae Kim signs first-look deal with Amazon Studios
Daniel Dae Kim (Always Be My Maybe, The Good Doctor, Hawaii Five-0) has inked a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, Deadline has confirmed.
“Daniel Dae Kim has proven to be a creative force, with incredible success both in front of and behind the camera. Amazon Studios is thrilled to be collaborating with Daniel and his production company 3AD as he continues to bring his sharp vision and focus on inclusive storytelling to new projects,” said Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studios.
Amazon Studios will have first-look rights to projects that are developed by the actor, director, and producer and his 3AD production company. Projects picked up by the studio will premiere exclusively their streamer, Amazon Prime Video.
“I couldn’t be more excited for 3AD to start this next chapter with Amazon. I believe wholeheartedly in the creative team, as well as their vision for the future in entertainment. Their commitment to premium programming speaks for itself and I look forward to contributing to our mutual success,” added Kim.
Kim, best known for his onscreen roles in Lost, Hawaii Five-0, The Good Doctor, Insurgent, The Cave, Hellboy, and Always Be My Maybe, leads 3AD with team members that include Rina Brannen, Head of TV Development, and executives John Cheng, Head of Film Development, and Tara Brohn, Creative Executive. The company adapted The Good Doctor for the U.S., originally a Korean series, executive produced by Kim and David Shore.