BOOM! Studios Gets a First-Look Deal With 20th Century Fox TV
Will BOOM! be the next publisher to get a push on television? BOOM! Studios has signed a first-look deal at 20th Century Fox TV for broadcast and cable projects. That mean’s the studio’s writers and producers will have access to BOOM!’s original series and their imprints such as KaBOOM!, Archaia and BOOM! Box.
BOOM! Founder and CEO Ross Richie and President of Development Stephen Christy will serve as executive producers on any projects developed with 20th TV, and the company plans to hire a development executive focused solely on television.
The comic publisher has already developed Unthinkable with the studio and the series has a put pilot commitment. Unthinkable is by Mark Sable and Julian Totino Tedesco.
This year the publisher is set to produce 29 new original series, which adds to its library of over 120 IP. Next year, that increases to 35 original series, which gives them the largest library of “owned and controlled original comic book series” outside of Marvel and DC. There’s currently over a dozen series either premiering this fall or being worked on for television, so anything from BOOM! will enter a crowded market.
This is on top of the existing deal BOOM! has with 20th Century Fox to make movies.