Amazon MGM Studios is partnering with The Wonder Project to launch House of David, a straight to order series that will stream exclusively on Prime Video.
House of David follows the once-mighty King Saul as he falls victim to his own pride. A prophet prepares to overthrow him — anointing the outcast shepherd boy David as a second king. As Saul’s fury grows, David navigates love, violence and politics in the court of the very man he’s destined to replace. Two kings. One Kingdom. The outcome is war.
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The Wonder Project, led by veteran producer Jon Erwin and entertainment executive Kelly Merryman Hoogstraten, will also develop series and films rooted in spirituality for Prime Video under this new deal. Dallas Jenkins, the creator and producer-director of The Chosen, is a large shareholder and special advisor to The Wonder Project.
House of David is the first project in this collaboration and comes on the heels of Jenkin’s behemoth success with The Chosen.
“When we met with Jon, Kelly, and Dallas, their clear and passionate vision for The Wonder Project and their ambition to nurture universal stories of love, triumph, and spirituality moved us.” said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios. “We are very excited about the scope, scale and storytelling involved with House of David and look forward to sharing this epic and many others with our global Prime Video customers.”
“Our goal at The Wonder Project is to tell stories that restore faith in things worth believing in, and to do this at scale,” Kelly Merryman Hoogstraten said. “We’ve been blown away by Amazon’s commitment to help us do this — both through the significant resources they are dedicating and their trust in us to tell these stories authentically to our audience.”
“With House of David being the first project under this new deal, we’re setting the stage for a series of compelling, values-driven movies, and TV shows,” added Jon Erwin of The Wonder Project. “This is a milestone for The WONDER Project, and we’re thrilled to be working with a company that understands and supports our mission and our audience in such a groundbreaking way.”
House of David is based on an idea by Jon Erwin who also serves as an executive producer along with Chad Oakes, Mike Frislev, and Jonathan Walker. Justin Rosenblatt will serve as the executive in charge of production on behalf of The Wonder Project.
In association with The Wonder Project and Amazon MGM Studios, House of David is produced by Nomadic Pictures and Argonauts, along with Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate Television.