'The Walking Dead' star Steven Yeun has signed a first-look television deal with Amazon. The actor will work with the streaming platform to create television series in the future.
The news follows Yeun getting confirmed to voice one of the lead characters in the upcoming Amazon animated show 'Invincible.'
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Speaking of his new role, the actor said:
I feel very fortunate and privileged in these times to be given an opportunity to tell more stories. I am humbled to be in such good company with the incredible talent at Amazon, and I am very much looking forward to collaborating with unique voices to tell stories that connect us.
Yeun, who is married to Joana Pak, is quite popular for his starring role as Glenn Rhee, a former pizza delivery boy who saved Rick's life on AMC's post-apocalyptic horror drama 'The Walking Dead' (2010-2016). He was a significant character in the series from the beginning until his demise in season 7.
Besides TWD, the actor is well renowned for his role in the South Korean psychological mystery drama 'Burning' (2018), winning the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The COO and co-head of television for Amazon Studios, Albert Cheng, said:
Steven made his mark on international pop culture in his breakout role on 'The Walking Dead' and is an accomplished actor across a diverse span of film, TV, and voice work. Steven's incredible range of talent and his commitment as a producer to tell stories focused on underrepresented voices make him a perfect fit for the Amazon Studios family and our global audience.
Most recently, Yeun featured in and served as an executive producer in the American drama film 'Minari' (2020), starring Will Patton and Scott Haze. The movie premiered worldwide in January and won the top two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
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The actor is next scheduled to co-star alongside Jayne Houdyshell, Richard Jenkins and Amy Schumer in Stephen Karam's upcoming drama film 'The Humans.'