Endeavor Content has linked with Swan Song prodco Anonymous Content to launch a new scripted-focused joint venture.
Anonymous and Endeavor, which was recently acquired by Korea’s CJ ENM, will serve as co-studios on all projects produced and developed through the pact.
David Levine, Anonymous Content’s chief content officer, will lead the JV with Endeavor Content’s EVP of TV, Joe Hipps.
One of the first shows to emerge is the adaptation of Matthew McGough novel The Lazarus Files, which tracks how a female detective becomes the prime suspect in an unsolved murder in LA.
The pact is the latest for True Detective and Mr Robot outfit Anonymous Content, which agreed a similar JV in France late last year with Around The World In 80 Days producer Federation Entertainment.
Anonymous also has similar partnerships in the Nordics, Brazil and the UK, with Chapter One.
Endeavor Content co-CEOs Chris Rice and Graham Taylor said the new venture “presents an exciting opportunity to ignite creativity with the most revered and innovative writers, directors and performers to develop prestige content.”
Dawn Olmstead, Anonymous Content’s CEO, added: “”They share our vision to not only push the envelope creatively but to expand the opportunities for our creators, clients and collaborators to bring to life exceptional stories.”
“As we see the entertainment industry continue to consolidate in so many ways, we are particularly proud to team up with another independent global studio to create premium series for audiences everywhere and look forward to all that this partnership will bring to fruition.”