Jordan Peele’s manufacturing firm, Monkeypaw, has signed a multi-year tv total take care of Universal Studio Group. Jordan Peele and Monkeypaw President Win Rosenfeld beforehand had a two-year take care of Amazon Studios, which they signed in 2018.
NBCUniversal and Monkeypaw have had a number of successes on the movie facet, together with the current Candyman, which was distributed by Universal and produced by Monkeypaw together with MGM. Directed by Nia DaCosta, Candyman debuted final weekend at No. 1 on the field workplace, making DaCosta the primary Black feminine filmmaker to attain this. Peele and Rosenfeld additionally co-wrote the movie with DaCosta. Rosenfeld shared his pleasure for this new deal and for the prospect to proceed working with NBCU.
“We are so excited to partner with Pearlena and the incredible team at USG to produce the future of Monkeypaw’s television slate,” Rosenfeld mentioned. “Their expertise, creativity and collaborative spirit is an ideal match for our company. This opportunity to continue making dynamic, diverse programming, while deepening our relationship with NBCU, is truly thrilling.”
NBCU has additionally been the situation of Peele’s directorial efforts together with the Academy Award successful Get Out, Us, and his upcoming film Nope. All of those movies additionally fall below the Monkeypaw umbrella. In addition, Monkeypaw has produced different movies together with the comedy Keanu and the Spike Lee joint, BlacKkKlansman.
According to Deadline, this new deal “will cover Peele and Monkeypaw’s television development and production across Universal Studio Group divisions Universal Television and UCP.”
“The term ‘visionary’ is thrown around all too frequently in our business but in the case of Jordan Peele, it could not be more apt,” mentioned Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman, Universal Studio Group. “He brings a clarity of purpose as well as cultural specificity to everything he does, and audiences worldwide have responded. I am truly honored that Jordan and his partner Win Rosenfeld have chosen our studio as their TV home for the foreseeable future.”
Monkeypaw has additionally skilled loads of success in tv. It began with Key & Peele, the sketch present from Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. Peele gained large recognition from this sequence and it received the Peabody Award, American Comedy Award, and was nominated for 12 Emmy’s. Other reveals embrace The Last O.G. on TBS which starred Tracy Morgan and Lovecraft Country on HBO, which is nominated for 18 Emmy Awards. Monkeypaw additionally produced the reboot of The Twilight Zone on CBS and is at the moment producing the second season of Hunters on Amazon Prime Video.
Universal Television President Erin Underhill, who labored with Igbokwe to shut this deal, added, “In the short amount of time I’ve spent with Jordan, Win and the fantastic Monkeypaw team, I have no doubt this will be a fruitful and fun collaboration. Given the diverse range of ideas we discussed, the sky’s the limit.”
Monkeypaw has been a house to date to lots of the most unusual creators within the business. With a broad vary of genres together with horror and comedy, Monkeypaw has already discovered success in tasks with a robust voice and can proceed to take action with NBCU.