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Sam Raimi Signs First Look Deal with Skydance TV

”Evil Dead“ writer/director to develop television projects with producing partner Debbie Liebling

Sam Raimi has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Skydance to develop projects for television, the company announced Wednesday.

Raimi and his TV producing partner Debbie Liebling have “several” projects in development with Skydance, though none are being announced at this time.

“Over Sam’s prolific decades-long career, he has proven time and again his capacity to tell stories that simultaneously embrace action, adventure, humor, thrills, and mystery,” said David Ellison, Chief Executive Officer of Skydance Media, in a statement. “On behalf of our entire team, I’d like to welcome Sam into the Skydance family.”

In February, Raimi signed on to direct a Bermuda Triangle feature for Skydance’s film side.

“After having the pleasure of working with David and the Skydance team on the feature side, I was thrilled to be joining forces with their TV division for this new venture,” Raimi said in a statement. “Skydance has made a name for itself around the world and I look forward to our collaboration in bringing great television to a global audience.”

Raimi is an executive producer on Starz’s “As Vs Evil Dead,” which is based on his “Evil Dead” film franchise, and on the small screen, previously executive produced both “Hercules” and “Xena Warrior Princess.”

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