Stargate may secretly be one of the biggest wins for Amazon. While it’s never been a top-tier sci-fi franchise, the original movie and multiple TV shows all have devoted followings that would undoubtedly tune in for a sequel.
The Handmaid’s Tale is challenging prestige TV at its peak. It might not have the franchise potential of some other properties in this deal, but it does give Amazon Prime some clout, and a built-in audience.
Out in August, Candyman gives Amazon one of 2021’s biggest horror movies, and — more importantly — may open the door to a closer relationship with director Nia DaCosta and writer Jordan Peele.