Cary Fukunaga, Jon Stewart Set TV Deals

“True Detective: Season One” and “Beasts of No Nation” director Cary Fukunaga and his Parliament Of Owls production company have inked a two-year, overall television deal with Paramount TV.

Paramount TV will have exclusive rights to produce and distribute scripted programming directed, written and/or produced by the Emmy winner for broadcast, cable and streaming services. The deal follows their first collaboration on the upcoming TNT event series “The Alienist”.

Fukunaga isn’t the only one making such deals today though as former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart has set a four-year production pact with HBO that calls for him to produce short-form video content for HBO’s digital platforms.

The first project sees him and cloud graphics company OTOY Inc. teaming to utilise a new technology to allow him to produce “timely short-form video content to be featured on HBO Now… multiple times a day”.

Source: THR & Variety