David Heyman, NBC Universal Forming TV Production Firm
With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the horizon, we would imagine that producer David Heyman is busy enough as it is. According to the Guardian, however, Heyman has negotiated a deal with NBC Universal to form a television production company!
The Guardian writes,
NBC, the US television and cable company, has already committed to showing two series yet to be produced by the new company, Heyday Television, which will be based in Los Angeles and London. Although details of any new shows are not yet finalised, Heyday is expected to focus on returning series and six-parters rather than one-off television shows.
Heyman, who has worked on the Harry Potter series, Paddington, and Gravity (to name a few), said of the deal,
I can’t wait to get started in building an ambitious and varied slate of shows, which I hope can resonate around the world.
Adds the Guardian,
Citing award-winning television series such as The Wire and The Sopranos as well as Veep, Heyman said TV offered the chance to show ‘nuanced stories with characters who are grey, black or white, where people who do bad things have virtues and people who do virtuous things can be bad’.
Michael Edelstein, president of NBC Universal International Studios, said,
David Heyman has created some of the most memorable and successful movies of our time. It is a pleasure to welcome him into the NBC Universal family. We look forward to helping David bring his passion and creativity to global television audiences for years to come.
While the Guardian speculates that it will take “at least 18 months and probably longer” for a program from Heyday Television to air, we’re excited for the possibilities already!
For more on the deal, you can read the article from the Guardian here.
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