×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment Inks First-Look Deal With Sony TV

Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television.

Michael Connolly will continue to run Vertigo’s TV operations, while Melissa Lora has been upped to director of development for TV. The new pact covers drama, comedy and unscripted for network, cable and streaming. The company was previously set up under an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television, where they developed “The Departed” for Amazon and recently sold the comedy “Sour Mash” to NBC.

“Roy and I are very excited to be in business with Chris and Jason and the whole SPTV team,” said Connolly. “It was important for us to land at a studio that supported our ambitious creative goals and had both the willingness and the ability to program across the broadest array of cable, broadcast and digital platforms. SPTV is that studio and is in a unique position to leverage our strengths at Vertigo.”

Lee and Connolly currently have two series on the air: “The Exorcist” on FOX and “The Son” on AMC. Their previous TV credits include A&E’s “Bates Motel” and Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove,” which ran for five and three seasons respectively. On the feature side, Vertigo has produced films like “It,” “The LEGO Movie,” “LEGO Batman,” “The Ring,” and “The Departed.”

Vertigo is repped by CAA and attorney Rick Genow.

More TV

  • NBCU Reality Streaming Service Hayu Launches

    NBCU’s Reality Streaming Service Hayu Launches in Three New Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

    It’s easier to keep up with the Kardashians in the Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg after NBCUniversal launched its reality-TV streaming service, hayu, in those countries Tuesday. The service went live with about 6,000 episodes of unscripted fare from NBCUniversal’s lineup, including “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” “Made in Chelsea” and “The Real Housewives” and [...]

  • Arrow -- "Elseworlds, Part 2" --

    'Elseworlds, Part 2' Recap: Batwoman's 'Arrowverse' Story Begins

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Elseworlds, Part 2” the second part of the 2018 “Arrowverse” crossover, which aired Dec. 10. “Arrow’s” leg of the “Elseworlds” crossover had a little more to think about than “The Flash’s,” mainly because it served as the first introduction to Ruby Rose’s Batwoman. For [...]

  • Michael Uslan's U2K Becomes Asia-Hollywood Formats

    Michael Uslan's U2K Becomes Asia-Hollywood Formats Pipeline (EXCLUSIVE)

    Michael and David Uslan, the father and son producing team with credits that include “The Dark Knight” and “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch” have struck a cluster of deals that makes them a two-way conduit for TV formats between Hollywood and Asia. U2K, a company that includes the Uslans and Jon Karas (“Believe in [...]

  • Court TV Brand to Resurface as

    Court TV Brand to Resurface as New Channel From Scripps Co.

    Court TV is back in session. The cable TV channel that once carried gavel-to-gavel live coverage of high-profile trials will be revived by a new owner, nearly a dozen years after it was shuttered by Turner Broadcasting. Katz Networks, a division of E.W. Scripps Co., plans to revive Court TV as a new channel designed [...]

  • Gina Rodriguez Carmen Sandiego

    TV News Roundup: Netflix's Carmen Sandiego Series With Gina Rodriguez Sets Premiere Date

    In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix announced a premiere date for its upcoming Carmen Sandiego series and Stars released the premiere date for its original comedy series “Now Apocalypse.” DATES Lifetime will debut a new Gretchen Carlson documentary Jan. 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Variety has learned exclusively. The two-hour special titled “Gretchen Carlson: Breaking [...]

  • Craig Hunegs WB

    Craig Hunegs to Exit Warner Bros. TV Group and Digital Networks (EXCLUSIVE)

    After nearly 25 years in the Warner Bros. family, Craig Hunegs is exiting his post as head of business for Warner Bros. TV Group and president of the studio’s digital networks wing. Hunegs said he has been discussing his exit with Warner Bros. chairman-CEO Kevin Tsujihara for the past several months. At a time of [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content