×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Mudbound’ Producer Cassian Elwes Inks First-Look TV Deal at Lionsgate

Producer Cassian Elwes has signed a multi-year, first-look deal with Lionsgate’s Television Group, Variety has learned.

The deal will see Elwes develop and produce scripted and unscripted series for television and streaming platforms under his newly-created Elevated TV banner.

This is the first television deal for Elwes, the producer behind a long string of critically-acclaimed hits including Lee Daniels’ blockbuster “The Butler,” the Oscar winning “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Blue Valentine,” and this year’s “Mudbound.” Elwes also executive produced ‘Margin Call” and “All is Lost” for Lionsgate’s sister company Roadside Attractions.

“We’re thrilled to extend our longstanding relationship with Cassian on the film side into scripted and unscripted series for television and streaming platforms as well,” said Lionsgate executive vice president and head of worldwide scripted television Chris Selak and executive vice president of alternative programming Jennifer O’Connell. “This is another prime example of our ‘Lionsgate 360’ cross-platform approach. Cassian has an incredible eye for signature content and tremendous relationships with world-class talent, and we look forward to working together on an exciting array of programming.”

Elwes is the latest high-profile producer to set a deal with Lionsgate. Others include: Joel Silver, Matt Kunitz, Courtney Kemp, Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, Jeff Apploff, and K.P. Anderson.

“I’m delighted to expand my relationship with Lionsgate into the world of television,” said Elwes. “Their television brand, like their film business, is synonymous with bold, original and ground-breaking content, and I can’t wait to collaborate with Kevin, Chris, Jen and the team on an exciting roster of fiction and nonfiction programming.”

Elwes is represented by UTA and Bloom Hergott.

More TV

  • WGA West Logo

    Writers Guild Sends Hollywood Agents Proposed Code of Conduct

    Leaders of the Writers Guild of America have sent Hollywood talent agencies a proposed “Code of Conduct” with tough new restrictions on how they operate as agents for writer clients. The WGA made the disclosure Thursday night in an email to its 12,000 members, a day after announcing that it will hold a March 25 [...]

  • Jussie Smollett court

    Jussie Smollett's Attorneys Say He Was Victim of Police 'Spectacle'

    Jussie Smollett’s legal team issued a defiant statement on Thursday night, saying the “Empire” actor feels betrayed by the justice system and hinting at a political motive for his prosecution. Smollett was arrested early Thursday on a felony charge of filing a false police report. He was released after a court hearing on $100,000 bond, [...]

  • Carra Patterson Sarah Levy Paola Lazaro

    Fox Casts Four Leads in 'Patty's Auto' Pilot

    Fox has announced the casting of four lead characters for its multi-cam comedy pilot “Patty’s Auto,” including the eponymous Patty. Inspired by Patrice Banks’ Girls Auto Clinic, an auto repair shop with all female mechanics, the project centers on Patty, the intimidating owner of Patty’s Auto who will be played by “Straight Outta Compton” alumna [...]

  • Adam Pally Abby Elliott

    Adam Pally, Abby Elliott Join Cast of NBC Comedy Pilot 'Uninsured'

    NBC pilot “Uninsured” has cast four of its series regulars, with Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project,” “The President Show”) and Abby Elliott (“Saturday Night Live,” “Odd Mom Out”) playing the young married couple at the center of the show. Pally will play Dave, who is described as a “natural hype man with a good heart.” Elliott [...]

  • Jussie Smollett Appeared in Documentary on

    Jussie Smollett Recently Hosted Doc on Lynching, Filmmaker Talks 'Coincidence'

    In May 2018, Jussie Smollett appeared as the narrator and correspondent in an episode of the Epix documentary series “America Divided” that explored the subject of hate crimes, specifically lynching, in the state of Tennessee. Now that the “Empire” actor has been charged with filing a false police report and Chicago police are convinced he [...]

  • TV News Roundup: CBS All Access

    TV News Roundup: 'Twilight Zone' Reboot Drops First Full Trailer (Watch)

    In today’s TV news roundup, CBS All Access has released the official trailer for the rebooted “Twilight Zone” and Sophia Bush will guest star on “Jane the Virgin.” CASTING “One Tree Hill” actress and Time’s Up activist Sophia Bush has been cast as a guest star on the fifth and final season of “Jane the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content