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Sonar links with Monkeypaw

Scripted-logo-460_2US producer and distributor Sonar has inked a first-look deal with Monkeypaw Productions.

The deal gives Sonar the option to work with Monkeypaw on upcoming TV and digital projects, and to distribute its content internationally.

Monkeypaw is the US producer set up by comedian, actor and director Jordan Peele in 2012. It made the Key and Peele series for Comedy Central and is currently working on a Tracy Morgan comedy series for TBS.

“Jordan Peele is one of the brightest stars in our business – a true hyphenate: actor, writer, producer and director,” said Sonar CEO Thomas Lesinski.

“This collaboration aligns perfectly with Sonar’s vision for developing, producing and distributing premium programming with the highest profile talent for a broad, global audience.”

Peele said Sonar was “committed to truly elevated quality content”.

“Especially now as I move into this next chapter in television, my aim is to help develop untapped voices as well as my own dream shows, and continue to push the boundaries of television,” he added.