Paramount Television has signed a three-year production deal with Anonymous Content, the management and production company responsible for “True Detective.”
Their first series together will be a drama based on the best-selling novel “The Alienist.”
Paramount will get first dibs on any scripted TV developed by Anonymous, which executive produced the upcoming Steven Soderberg-directed miniseries “The Knick” and just concluded production on the Cinemax pilot “Quarry.”
Anonymous Content is run by CEO Steve Golin and managing partner Michael Sugar.
“I’ve known Steve both professionally and personally for many years, and I have enormous respect for the sophisticated and entertaining movies and television Anonymous Content creates,” Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said in a statement. “As we build our television business, we are proud to welcome the Anonymous team into the Paramount family.”
Grey, once a powerful manager and producer, named digital-savvy Amy Powell the head of Paramount TV, charged with producing shows for broadcast, cable, premium cable, subscription video-on-demand (like Netflix and Amazon), as well as other online platforms.
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Its first broadcast show will be a “Grease Live” musical event and has signed various development deals, including a series event based on A. Scott Berg‘s Charles Lindberg biography, a re-imagination of “The Truman Show” and a crime drama with Joe Carnahan.
More to come…