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Archive for the ‘20th Century Fox TV’ Category
Sara • September 07, 2018 • 0 Comments

Hello everyone! Remember how we reported in October last year that Sophia had signed a talent development deal with 20th Century Fox TV? We finally have news on her first project! She has been cast as the lead in Surveillance, an upcoming spy thriller drama from The Passage and Batman‘s Matt Reeves, writer David C. White (Sons of Liberty), director Patricia Riggen (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) and 20th Century Fox TV, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios. Sophia shared the following on twitter after the announcement was made: “This what I’ve been up to this year, fam. Developing this project. Getting this character that feels like she already lives in my bones ready for you. I am so excited to finally be able to share this “blockbuster commitment” with all of you!!”. We are so excited, and so proud of Sophia!

DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: Chicago PD alumna Sophia Bush is returning to television. In one of the biggest sales so far this pitch season, CBS has given a production commitment to Surveillance, a spy thriller drama starring Bush, from The Passage and Batman‘s Matt Reeves, writer David C. White (Sons of Liberty), director Patricia Riggen (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) and 20th Century Fox TV, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios.

While the deal is for a production commitment, I hear 20th TV is in the process of hiring a casting director, and the intent is to film a pilot later this fall. This marks a big breakthrough in the relationship between CBS and 20th TV — it is the network’s first buy from 20th TV in almost three years, since the 2015-16 development season. It would be the first 20th TV-produced pilot at CBS since Life In Pieces in spring 2015.

Written by White, with Riggen set to direct, Surveillance is described as a complex and timely spy thriller centered around the head of communications for the NSA (Bush), a charming operative who finds her loyalties torn between protecting the government’s secrets and her own. Reeves executive produces via his 6th & Idaho production company alongside Riggen; White co-executive produces.

A different incarnation of the project from White and Reeves was originally set up at Fox last season for development but did not go to pilot. With Terence Carter, who had bought the pitch as head of drama development at Fox last season, moving to 20th TV to head development there, the script was rewritten, and the studio brought Bush and Riggen on board before taking the package out.

Bush’s involvement stems from an exclusive talent holding and development deal she signed with 20th TV last fall. Reeves and his 6th & Idaho also have been under a deal at 20th TV, while Riggen this past season directed the studio’s legal drama pilot Proven Innocent, which went to series at Fox. CBS and 20th TV have a long tradition of doing business together that yielded a number of long-running hits, most recently comedy How I Met Your Mother. As CBS stepped up its efforts to increase ownership in its programming several years go, the relationship between the two companies became strained though the network still ordered Life In Pieces to pilot and then to series during the 2014-15 development season. Renewal negotiations on the family comedy have been difficult and it was on the bubble this past spring but clinched a Season 4 midseason order.

During the 2015-16 season, CBS gave a big put pilot commitment to a 20th TV crime drama from Matt Nix and Amy Holden Jones. It got an informal pilot order which was scrapped as the network and studio could not agree on co-production terms. There had been a dry spell since. While there had been signs of a thaw in the relationship between the two companies following the 2016 dustup, and CBS had been taking 20th TV pitches, there had been no 20th TV sales to CBS the last two seasons, until the blockbuster commitment for Surveillance this week. 20th TV will soon become part of Disney as part of Disney’s pending acquisition of key Fox assets.

Reeves executive produces 20th TV’s high-profile new drama series for Fox The Passage. The Felicity co-creator also wrote and directed War for the Planet of the Apes, directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield and has been working on a Batman movie. He is repped by CAA, 3 Arts, and attorney Karl Austen. Riggen also helmed the USA/Syfy pilot Run For Your Life, multiple episodes of Amazon’s Jack Ryan and the feature Miracles From Heaven. She is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. White also is with CAA.

This marks a return to series television for One Tree Hill and Chicago PD star Bush, who a year ago exited the NBC cop drama after playing Detective Erin Lindsay for four seasons. She had sought major changes on the set of the series, which had been described as a tough environment for a female performer. They are believed to be, at least in part, related to series star Jason Beghe’s “inappropriate behavior,” which NBC later investigated. Before that, Bush starred on the long-running drama series One Tree Hill, which aired for nine seasons on the WB and the CW. Bush recently signed on as a lead in the indie Hard Luck Love Song. Her film credits also include Acts of Violence, Incredibles 2 and the cult hit John Tucker Must Die. She’s repped by CAA, Untitled and Jackoway Austen.

Sara • October 22, 2017 • 0 Comments

Exciting news, fellow Sophia fans! Our girl has landed a development deal with 20th Century Fox TV, which both lands her a role in an upcoming comedy or drama pilot for the studio, as well as projects she’ll develop and executive produce. The Hollywood Reporter were the ones to break the story, and you can read their article below – we can’t wait to see what this will have in store for Sophia.

The Hollywood Reporter | The former ‘Chicago P.D.’ actress will star in an upcoming pilot produced by the studio. Five months after walking away from her starring role on NBC’s Chicago P.D., Sophia Bush is plotting her TV return.

The actress and activist has inked a talent holding and development deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio announced Thursday. Sources say Bush fielded multiple offers, including from Chicago P.D. producers Universal Television, but ultimately signed with 20th.

Under the pact, Bush will star in an upcoming comedy or drama pilot for the studio as well as develop and executive produce additional projects for the company.

“Now more than ever, vital female voices need to be heard. I’m thrilled to begin developing content that inspires and excites me at 20th Century Fox TV,” said Bush.

In addition to playing a detective for four seasons on Chicago P.D. and her longtime run on The CW’s One Tree Hill, Bush has been vocal as an activist. She campaigned for former President Barack Obama, and has supported gay rights and same-sex marriage on top of environmental issues, among other causes.

“We’ve been great admirers of Sophia for years and after meeting, we knew we wanted to be in business with her,” said Fox TV Group exec vp casting Sharon Klein. “She’s smart, she’s passionate and she brings great ideas and energy to the table. This deal is about developing with her as well as casting her into a comedy or drama this pilot season. She’s a giant TV star and we’re thrilled to have her exclusively at FTG.”

Bush’s credits include features Marshall, John Tucker Must Die and the upcoming Acts of Violence. She is repped by CAA, Untitled and Jackoway Tyerman.