Legendary Television


Legendary Television, SpectreVision team for scripted series

Carnival Row producer Legendary Television has struck a first-look deal with Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision (pictured) that covers scripted series. The multi-year deal will see the businesses team up to develop scripted projects with a focus on distinctive genre concepts. Founded in 2010, SpectreVision’s portfolio includes a range of arthouse films including Mandy, A Girl Walks […]

eOne appoints ex-Legendary Television exec for Asia sales

Entertainment One (eOne) is expanding its footprint in Asia with the appointment of a former sales executive from Legendary Television. Alex Oe becomes director of sales for Japan, Korea and Pan-Asia at eOne’s international distribution arm, based out of Seoul and reporting into Joyce Yeung, eOne’s exec VP of sales for APAC. Oe will be […]

Downward Dog needs new home after ABC end

The makers of Downward Dog are searching for new owners of the US network comedy after broadcaster ABC decided to cancel it. Samm Hodges and Michael Killen on Friday released a statement via Twitter that revealed the “surprising news” ABC was not moving forwards on the show due to financial reasons. This comes after the […]

Amazon heads to Carnival Row with Legendary

Subscription VOD service Amazon has greenlit a neo-Victorian fantasy drama Carnival Row. The original one-hour drama will be a neo-noir set in a neo-Victorian city that follows a string of unsolved murders that threatened an easy peace that exists in which mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered together. Legendary Television is attached as […]

Netflix orders Lost in Space reboot

Streaming service Netflix has ordered a drama reboot of the 1960s Irwin Allen sci-fi drama Lost in Space. Legendary Television will create the one-hour, ten-part series, which will debut on Netflix globally in 2018. The original series, like the movie, will centre around the Robinson family, who are stranded on a space ship light years […]

Legendary poaches Viacom sales exec

The TV division of US indie studio Legendary has hired Marco Arabit as its vice president, distribution for the EMEA region. He joins from Viacom International Media Networks. Arabit will work out of Legendary’s London base and wll handle sales into Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He starts in the new role on […]

Dead Rising sequel piped through Legendary

The sequel to Crackle’s online film Dead Rising: Watchtower will go out through producer Legendary. Watchtower was Legendary Entertainment’s first digital television show, and launched before the Hollywood studio had hired Michael Grindon to run distribution. Therefore, digital sales specialist Content Television snapped up the rights. However, Legendary’s international TV boss Michael Grindon told TBI […]

Legendary status

Former Sony TV sales boss Michael Grindon tells Jesse Whittock how Legendary Television’s emerging international sales division can offer an alternative to the Hollywood studios. Despite being the LA production studio behind The Hangover movie franchise, Legendary Entertainment’s push into television has been anything but lethargic. Less than a year since former Sony Pictures Television […]

Legendary moves into Asia, poaches Oe

Independent US studio Legendary Entertainment has expanded its TV operation to Asia and recruited influential Korean content exec Alex Oe to run the new operation, TBI can reveal. Oe has joined Legendary from Korean content group CJ E&M and will work in a new Seoul-based office. While at the producer, channel operator and distributor he […]

Legendary taps talent agent for top scripted job

US studio Legendary Television has appointed a WME talent agent as its president of scripted. Veteran literary agent Lauren Heller Whitney will take up the post at the Hollywood studio after Legendary president Bruce Rosenblum carried out a long search. Previous top scripted executive Peter Johnson, who is executive VP, has extended his contract until […]