Jon Favreau


Natural history co-pros unlikely as genre evolves for SVODs

Alastair Fothergill, producer of Netflix’s Our Planet, has warned that SVOD players “will not consider co-productions” around natural history in the future as the digital giants look to plant their flags in the genre. The veteran natural history producer, who left the BBC’s Natural History Unit (NHU) in 2012 to set up Silverback Films, suggested […]

Jon Favreau creating Star Wars drama for Disney SVOD service

Producer-writer Jon Favreau is writing and executive producing a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s upcoming global SVOD service. He will work with Star Wars studio Lucasfilm on the series, which is a number Disney is lining for the network. “I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for […]

CBS greenlights Big Bang Theory offshoot

The Big Bang Theory, one the US’s most-successful sitcoms, is getting its first spin off. Big Bang broadcaster CBS has given the greenlight to Young Sheldon, which will be a half-hour, single-cam comedy for the 2017-18 season. Jim Parsons, who plays science genius Sheldon in the original sitcom, will reprise his role as narrator. The […]

MTV greenlights fantasy drama

Viacom-owned MTV is putting fantasy drama Shannara into production. MTV will coproduce the 10-part series, which is based on the best-selling fantasy novels from Terry Brooks, with Sonar Entertainment. Shannara went into development in December, with Brooks, actor and director Jon Favreau and Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar attached. Gough and Miller will […]