Skydance TV signs first look deal with Sam Raimi
Skydance, the production company behind such blockbusters as Star Trek Beyond and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, has announced today a multi-year first-look deal for television with director and writer-producer Sam Raimi (the Evil Dead series, Spider-Man 1-3, Oz The Great and Powerful) and his television producing partner, Debbie Liebling. The studio currently has multiple projects in development with Raimi, which will be announced soon.
“Over Sam’s prolific decades-long career, he has proven time and again his capacity to tell stories that simultaneously embrace action, adventure, humor, thrills, and mystery. On behalf of our entire team, I’d like to welcome Sam into the Skydance family,” said David Ellison, Chief Executive Officer of Skydance Media.
“After having the pleasure of working with David and the Skydance team on the feature side, I was thrilled to be joining forces with their TV division for this new venture,” said Raimi. “Skydance has made a name for itself around the world and I look forward to our collaboration in bringing great television to a global audience.”
Raimi is a director, producer, screenwriter, and actor who created the cult horror Evil Dead series and directed the original Spider-Man trilogy. His television producing credits include Ash vs. Evil Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and its spin-off, Xena: Warrior Princess. He is also the executive producer of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Vengeance, and Spartacus: War of the Damned.
Skydance Television’s current slate includes six series across nearly as many networks including Grace and Frankie on Netflix and the upcoming Jack Ryan series for Amazon.
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