Skydance Media signed an exclusive, multi-year agreement for both television and feature film production with Michael B. Jordan and his newly created production company, Outlier Productions, Skydance announced on Wednesday.
The first project under the new agreement is an original scripted television series under the working title “Apollo Park,” the story of a young, gifted basketball player’s rise to fame and the effects his success has on his family and friends. The series is co-created and executive produced by Jordan and Eric Amadio (“After Sex”), alongside Evan Silverberg, Kenny Goodman, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross. Amadio is set to write the series as well.
“Michael is an incredibly gifted actor and storyteller whose proven track record on both the big and small screen together with his boundless ambitions make him an ideal partner for us at Skydance,” said David Ellison, CEO of Skydance Media. “We are so excited to team up with Michael and Eric on ‘Apollo Park,’ a riveting sports drama about courage, perseverance, and family.”
“I love telling true, modern stories and ‘Apollo Park’ – an underdog tale about a very real and very heroic hustler who defies stereotypes and thrives against great odds – has long been a passion project of mine,” said Jordan. “Eric and I are excited to join forces with the incredible creative team at Skydance to share it with the world.”
Additional details for “Apollo Park” have yet to be released.