IDW Entertainment, the newly launched division of comic book publisher IDW Publishing, and Entertainment One Television are teaming to develop TV series based on IDW’s library of original properties.
eOne and IDW will co-develop, co-fund and co-produce a number of series for both network and cable television with IDW’s partner Circle of Confusion taking the lead in the creative development and production of the projects. (Circle of Confusion is the executive producer of the AMC series “The Walking Dead,” for which eOne handles international distribution.)
“eOne has a proven track record of developing, producing and distributing premier television programming, and they are the perfect co-development, production and distribution partner for IDW Entertainment as we grow our television business,” says David Ozer, president, IDW Entertainment. “We look forward to collaborating with eOne and Circle of Confusion to bring our properties to life and anticipate announcing very shortly our first project under the deal.”
IDW Entertainment and eOne will jointly represent U.S. network sales, and eOne will be handle international distribution.
“The IDW team brings with them not only an expansive catalog of captivating titles, but the creative sensibility and instinct for developing their properties into successful franchises,” says John Morayniss, chief executive officer, eOne Television. “Working with Circle of Confusion further cements this collaborative powerhouse, and we look forward to the impressive slate of projects to come.”