DreamWorks, NBC sign-up ‘X-files’ duo

Morgan, Wong ink $6 mil, 3-year development deal

NEW YORK — Former “X-Files” producers Glen Morgan and Jim Wong have inked to develop programming for DreamWorks Television and NBC, in a deal industry sources estimated is worth $6 million for three years.

Agreement also calls for Morgan and Wong to take over as exec produces on the previously announced NBC midseason drama “The Others,” a supernatural-tinged hour jointly produced by the Peacock and DreamWorks.

Morgan and Wong were most recently housed at Twentieth Television, writing and producing segs of “The X-Files” and developing other projects. Duo served for one season as exec producers of the now-canceled “Millennium” and also created the Fox sci-fi skien “Space: Above and Beyond.”

“Glen and Jim have proven to be a creative force in the industry,” said DreamWorks TV topper Dan McDermott. “We are thrilled to welcome their combined talents into the DreamWorks family and to be partnered with NBC Studios in bringing … new projects to television.”

Deal for Morgan and Wong, announced Monday by McDermott and NBC Studios senior veepee David Bartis, evolved out of the search for showrunners for “The Others.” Since DreamWorks and NBC were already partnered on the show, the two decided to extend their collaboration to make a joint bid for Morgan and Wong.

In addition to their TV deal, Wong and Morgan are partnered on the theatrical pic “Flight 180,” a thriller for New Line Cinema being directed by Wong and produced by Morgan.

Wong and Morgan were repped on the deal by Endeavor’s Marty Adelstein.

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