Vin Diesel Signs First-Look Deal With Universal Television

“Fast and Furious” star is developing a Riddick TV series as part of agreement

Vin Diesel and his company, One Race Productions, has signed a first-look producing deal with Universal Television, Universal announced Wednesday.

One Race, founded in 1995 by writer, director, producer and actor Diesel, has produced the four highest-grossing films in the “Fast and Furious” franchise: “Furious 7,” “Fast and Furious 6,” “Fast Five” as well as “Fast & Furious.”

One of the first offerings going to market will be a television series complement to Diesel and writer/director David Twohy‘s highly successful sci-fi franchise, “Riddick.”

Previously, One Race launched multiple franchises in the action genre, including the science-fiction thriller “Pitch Black” and the two follow-up films, “Chronicles of Riddick” and “Riddick,” along with the hit “xXx” and the follow up “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” which is in pre-production now.

Diesel’s has also ventured into the world of video games, where his Tigon Studios produced three console titles including “Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay” and original property “The Wheelman.”

Diesel has hired industry veteran Shana C. Waterman as One Race’s head of television. Waterman will oversee development and production under this multi-year, first-look deal.

“I have dreamt about expanding the One Race brand into television and now we’ve found the perfect creative partners in Bob, Jen and the team at Universal Television,” Diesel said. “Shana is an incredible addition to this team.”