David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter” and “Gravity,” is forming a joint-venture with NBCUniversal Intl. Studios to create Heyday Television, which will produce premium television and digital content across all platforms, including free-to-air network, cable and subscription VOD.
Heyday Television has already received two series commitments from NBC. No further information about the shows were revealed. NBCUniversal will distribute content produced by the new company.
“David Heyman has created some of the most memorable and successful movies of our time. It is a pleasure to welcome him into the NBCUniversal family. We look forward to helping David bring his passion and creativity to global television audiences for years to come,” NBCUniversal Intl. Studios president, Michael Edelstein said.
Heyman commented: “I look forward to calling on many of the film relationships I’ve developed over the years — but also to working with many of the brilliant voices already working in television. I’m enormously excited by the opportunities for long-form storytelling, and can’t wait to get started in building an ambitious and varied slate of shows that I hope can resonate around the world.”
The venture reunites Heyman with NBCUniversal Intl. following their earlier collaboration on David Hare’s intelligence thrillers “The Worricker Trilogy,” starring Bill Nighy, Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weiss, Christopher Walken, Helena Bonham Carter and Winona Ryder.
Heyman is represented by UTA, Bloom Hergott, and Wiggin.