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Legendary TV and Digital Sets First-Look Pact with Warren Littlefield

Warren Littlefield has planted his flag at Legendary Television and Digital Media, cutting a first-look deal to develop projects for various platforms.

Littlefield is riding high on the success of FX’s “Fargo,” which bagged the Emmy for best miniseries and is returning for a second season next year. He also just inked a development deal with Showtime for a new TV rendition of “In the Heat of the Night” with filmmaker Tate Taylor.

“Warren is one of the few former broadcast network presidents who has successfully made the transition from executive to producer.” said Bruce Rosenblum, prexy of Legendary TV and Digital. “We are thrilled to be in business with him and proud to have his award-winning talents to help us create content that will resonate with audiences no matter what the platform.”

Littlefield launched his Littlefield Co. shingle shortly after leaving NBC in 1998 after a 15-year run. He had more misses than hits as he transitioned from exec to producer, until “Fargo” proved a home run for FX and MGM TV.

“I value this opportunity with Legendary to focus my energy on finding unique stories and working with gifted storytellers,” Littlefield said. “Bruce and I share the same goal of creating high-quality content across multiple platforms.”’

In 2012, Littlefield recounted his experiences during the “Must-See TV” era at NBC with the oral history book “Top of the Rock.”

(Pictured: Warren Littlefield with “Fargo” star Allison Tolman)

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