Gaumont has expanded its relationship with Armando Bó and his About Entertainment, with plans to develop both series and films across multiple genres and languages for global audiences.
The development and production deal comes following their collaboration on the dramedy El Presidente, which is executive produced, written, directed and showrun by Bó, who formed About after winning an Oscar for co-writing Birdman.
Among the first projects being developed under the expanded agreement is a satire on the creation of the nation of Panama, Panama Canal, and the American tycoons and other foreign empresarios that concocted the plan to annex the territory from Colombia.
“Given our experience together on El Presidente, we are so happy to have the opportunity to expand our working relationship with Armando,” said Nicolas Atlan, president of Gaumont US. “Armando’s ability to conceptualize and create compelling stories makes him one of the most inspired storytellers of this generation.
“As we continue to strive to engage and entertain the global audience, we feel we have found the perfect partner in About Entertainment. We can’t wait to develop and produce new stories and characters together with him and his team”,
“The About team is very happy with this alliance,” added Bó. “Gaumont is a great strategic partner in El Presidente, not only related to production aspects but also creatively. We began this process full of motivation to join forces with the aim of developing stories that have a different point of view regardless of what language they are made in.”