The agreement is the Weinstein Company’s first overall deal in television since expanding into TV production. Fuqua and Weinstein worked together on the recent feature film “Southpaw,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
“We are thrilled to continue our longstanding relationship with Antoine. We have been lucky enough to work with some of the best storytellers in the business. Antoine has a unique vision that is all his own,” said Harvey Weinstein, Weinstein Company co-chairman. “His ability to take the adrenaline of action and emotion of drama, weaving them together, makes him one of the best contemporary directors and producers in our industry. We look forward to adding his powerhouse strength to our TV division.”
CBS last year ordered a pilot based on Fuqua’s Academy Award-winning 2001 film “Training Day.” Fuqua serves as executive producer on the project, from Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, with Will Beall, Barry Schindel, Bruckheimer, Danny Cannon and Jonathan Littman.
“It’s a great time to work in TV with the type of high-quality caliber shows that are out there now,” Fuqua said. “Harvey, Bob and the entire Weinstein team have been great collaborators, so I can’t think of a better studio to partner with on this endeavor.”