Paul Feig has landed a first-look deal at Lionsgate TV that includes scripted and unscripted projects, Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs said Thursday.
“Paul Feig is one of the most prolific and versatile talents in film and television today, and we’re thrilled to continue growing our multifaceted relationship with him across our scripted television business,” said Lionsgate’s exec VP and head of worldwide scripted television Chris Selak.
“Paul epitomizes the ‘premium’ in premium talent, and our collaborative, cross-divisional approach allows us to tap his creative brilliance across an ever-expanding array of platforms,” he added.
“I’m delighted to have this opportunity to continue expanding my collaboration with the Lionsgate Television Group,”Feig went on to say. “I’ve worked with Kevin and his amazingly talented team since the days of ‘Nurse Jackie,’ and Lionsgate has proven itself time and again to be a home for bold creative vision and ground-breaking original content. I can hardly wait for this next exciting chapter in our partnership.”
Feig is currently working with the studio on Netflix’s “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale,” and worked with Lionsgate TV back on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.” He’s also directing Lionsgate’s “A Simple Favor” starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick out this fall. The deal includes Feigco Entertainment and his producing partner Jessie Henderson.
The three-time Emmy-nominated writer/director is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer Weber and Dern.