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Aronofsky, McQueen Develop TV Projects

By Garth Franklin Friday January 10th 2014 08:02AM

Two of the most acclaimed filmmakers of our time are coming to the small screen in the near future.

Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures has locked in three-year first look deals to develop film and TV projects with both New Regency and HBO. Protozoa will develop material for Aronofsky to direct and for the company to produce.

In an official press release, Aronofsky says: "It is a thrill to be re-teaming with my old friends at New Regency. Arnon has been a great supporter since we made The Fountain together. It is a golden age for the small screen and moving into that realm with HBO as partners is a dream come true. I am excited to see Protozoa’s output explode over the next few years."

Meanwhile, "Shame" and "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen is teaming with the BBC on a major drama series project which charts the experience of a number of black families in West London from the late 1960s until the present day.

Rainmark Films ("Churchill: Into the Storm") is developing the project, but full details are being kept under wraps. The project will be developed over the next year and McQueen says he's keen on the project because: "I don't think there has been a serious drama series in Britain with black people from all walks of life as the main protagonists."

Source: HBO & Screen

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