Amazon’s original content arm has added Ania Ahlborn’s gothic tale to its development slate.

Seed centres on an ordinary man with a demon on his back. The move marks a first for Amazon Studios, which up until now has only optioned feature screenplays and episodics.

“Our primary objective at Amazon Studios is to develop great, commercial projects that our customers love,” Amazon Studios director Roy Price said.

“Ania Ahlborn’s Seed has been a top seller for Amazon Publishing’s 47North so we already have a sense of the mainstream attraction of the story and are excited to keep the project in-house for movie development.”