“Suicide Squad” and “Bright” director David Ayer is launching a new film and TV production venture with producer and former Audience Network programming exec Chris Long. The new banner, titled Cedar Park Entertainment, will launch with the Starz TV series “Family Crimes,” which is being scripted by Ayer and follows a young rich Latina who must reinvent herself after the authorities close in on her family’s business, which is tied to the Mexican mafia.
Cedar Park will co-produce “Family Crimes” with Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and is planning to create films and TV shows for theatrical release, premium networks, and streaming, among other outlets.
For Long, this new project comes two months after he ended an 18-year career at Audience Network, which was originally owned by DirecTV and later sold to AT&T, which is attempting to merge with Time Warner. The list of shows aired on Audience under Long include “Mr. Mercedes,” “Kingdom,” and “Condor.”
In addition to working on Cedar Park, Ayer is also slated to direct the sequel to the Netflix film, “Bright.” His past films include “Sabotage,” “Training Day,” and “End of Watch.”
Ayer is repped by CAA, who oversaw the formation of this new venture.