Paramount Television has closed a two-year deal with Cary Fukunaga, the acclaimed “Beasts of No Nation” filmmaker whose star has been on the rise ever since his Emmy Award-winning direction of “True Detective” Season 1.
Under the partnership, Paramount TV will have sole rights to produce and distribute scripted programming directed, written and/or produced by Fukunaga across all broadcast, cable, premium cable and online platforms. The news comes as the director tackles directing and executive producing duties on the company’s upcoming TNT miniseries “The Alienist.”
“Working with Cary on ‘The Alienist’ has been such a rewarding creative experience for all of us at Paramount Television,” said Amy Powell, President of Paramount Television, in a statement. “Cary has become one of the most interesting writer/directors in the business with an exciting, unique take on characters and narratives. On behalf of Brad Grey and the television team, we welcome him to the Paramount family and look forward to a successful partnership with him as we expand our footprint in high-quality original programming.”
Other major celebrities who have deals with Paramount TV including Dustin Lance Black, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joe Carnahan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Andrew Niccol, Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg and Robert Zemeckis.