Thursday, January 23, 2020
Paramount TV Studios and Anonymous Content End First-Look Deal
Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content have decided to end their first-look TV pact.
The first-look and co-financing deal between the two companies expired at the end of 2019. Although the two chose not to renew their deal, they will still be involved in their current co-productions and series in development, including the recently-announced “Last of the Mohicans” project from Cary Joji Fukunaga.
“Anonymous Content and Paramount Television Studios have mutually agreed not to renew their first look deal, but look forward to continued collaboration on shared current and future projects,” the two companies said in a statement.
Paramount Television originally signed a first-look pact with Anonymous Content in 2014, before extending it through 2019 three years later. The second deal added the co-financing element.
Over the life of the deal, the two have co-producers series including Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” and “Maniac,” Epix’s “Berlin Station,” TNT’s “The Alienist” and its sequel, “Angel Of Darkness,” Hulu’s “Catch 22,” and upcoming series like “Defending Jacob,” “Home Before Dark” and “Shantaram” for Apple, and Paramount Network’s “Heaven of Hell.”
Deadline first reported on the news.