Danny Boyle and producing partner Christian Colson have inked a first-look deal with FX Productions, it was announced Wednesday. Under the new pact, Boyle and Colson will develop TV series and miniseries for FX Networks’ channels FX, FXX and FXM through the duo’s Telly Novella Productions banner.
“We are honored to be in business with Danny Boyle and Christian Colson who represent the gold standard in filmmaking,” said Eric Schrier, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Prods. “The demand for award-winning writers, producers and directors has never been greater and to be able to join forces with Danny and Christian is a landmark moment for FXP.”
Fox Networks chairman Peter Rice said, “I have had the pleasure of knowing Danny and Christian for many years, having worked with them on ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’ Without question, they are two of the best and most talented filmmakers in this business. Their tastes and sensibilities mesh perfectly with FX Networks.”
Boyle said, “I am personally delighted to be back in business with Peter Rice who has been such an important figure in my working life, and Christian and I are looking forward to this new adventure.”
Colson added, “We hope to bring some big stories to the small screen and in Eric Schrier, Nick Grad and the outstanding business and creative team at FX we have found the perfect partners.”
Last October, FX made a deal with Boyle, Colson and their writing partner Simon Beaufoy, to develop the 10-part original miniseries “Telemark,” produced by FXP. The project is the trio’s first project for American television, based on the true story of the British-trained Norwegian resistance fighters who sabotaged Hitler’s nuclear development program during World War II.
Boyle and Colson’s feature films will continue to be produced through their movie labels Decibel Films and Cloud Eight Films under deals with Fox Searchlight and Pathé.