Lionsgate Signs Scripted Series Development Deal with BBC Studios
Lionsgate has signed a deal with BBC Studios Los Angeles to develop original scripted series, according to Variety.
The deal calls for the partners to jointly create new series and to go through the BBC's properties for potential U.S. adaptations.
The BBC has recently collaborated in the U.S. and the U.K. with companies such as HBO, Starz and AMC on high-end projects. Productions of note include HBO's "The Night Of" and "Getting On," Starz's "Howards End" and ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
The deal with Lionsgate isn't exclusive ,which means that the BBC can pursue projects with other partners.
Matt Forde, BBC Studios' managing director of international production and formats said of the partnership, "BBC Studios productions is known for showcasing the best content with British DNA. We're looking forward to this creative partnership with Lionsgate Television to more readily bring this to the U.S. audiences, and beyond."
"We're incredibly excited by the opportunity to marshal our complementary resources and expertise to continue to bring the globally renowned BBC brand to the U.S. market," Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs and president Sandra Stern said.
Read the original article on Variety.