IDW Entertainment, the newly launched division of IDW Publishing, has partnered with Entertainment One Television to co-develop, co-fund and co-produce television shows based on IDW’s library of over 300 original properties.
The announcement was made by David Ozer, president of IDW Entertainment (above, right) and John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television (above, left).
eOne and IDW will fully fund development of each project with the intent of ‘securing direct-to-series commitments for network and cable television’.
IDW Publishing CEO Ted Adams and Ozer will serve as executive producers on the projects, along with Morayniss and Benedict Carver, eOne’s SVP of Filmed Entertainment, who will oversee the deal on behalf of eOne.
Circle of Confusion, executive producer of The Walking Dead, will lead the creative development and production of all projects with the company’s Rick Jacobs and David Alpert serving as executive producers.
“eOne has a proven track record of developing, producing and distributing premier television programming, and they are the perfect co-development, production and distribution partner for IDW Entertainment as we grow our television business,” said Ozer.
“We look forward to collaborating with eOne and Circle of Confusion to bring our properties to life and anticipate announcing very shortly our first project under the deal.”
IDW Entertainment and eOne will jointly represent the US network sales, whileOne will be responsible for the international distribution of programming.
Morayniss added: “The IDW team brings with them not only an expansive catalog of captivating titles, but the creative sensibility and instinct for developing their properties into successful franchises.
“Working with Circle of Confusion further cements this collaborative powerhouse and we look forward to the impressive slate of projects to come."