David Goyer Signs First-Look Deal With IM Global TV

The “Dark Knight” screenwriter will executive produce previously announced sci-fi series “I, Rebel”

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David Goyer has signed a two year first-look deal with IM Global Television, TheWrap has learned.

The writer-producer, best known for working on the screenplays for Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, will executive produce IM Global TV’s sci-fi series “I, Rebel,” and is currently developing LAPD anthology series “Golden State.”

The show will begin with the department’s forerunners in the 1850s, and each season will follow the next generation after, culminating with the LA riots in the early 1990s. Jake Lee Hanne is set to write, with Kevin Turen — the president of Goyer’s Phantom Four production banner — set to produce, along with Linne Radmin of the Radmin Company.

Turen will also produce “I, Rebel,” which follows an astronaut who returns home after being lost in space for eight years, only to find the human race has been enslaved by aliens. Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky are onboard as executive producers.

Goyer is currently executive producing Superman prequel series “Krypton,” and previously executive produced DC Comics adaptation “Constantine,” as well as Starz series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” On the film side of his work, he recently stepped outside of the superhero realm to executive produce slave uprising drama “Birth of a Nation,” and produced horror thriller “The Forest” before that.

“David and Kevin are the top creative and producing talents in our field,” IM Global Television president Mark Stern said. “Their taste and expertise are a perfect fit for the type of content we are focusing on. We look forward to working on some amazing projects together!”

“It’s a tribute to the scripted division that Mark has built that we can now consider David and Kevin our collaborators in television and I’m delighted too at what this says about IM Global’s broader standing in the creative community,” added CEO Stuart Ford.