‘Previous Guard’ Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Inks First-Look Deal at Touchstone TV

'Old Guard' Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Inks First-Look Deal at Touchstone TV

The helmer and her husband, Reggie Rock Bythewood, will develop initiatives for the Disney-owned studio through their Undisputed Cinema banner.

The Previous Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood and producer-director Reggie Rock Bythewood are establishing store at Disney’s Touchstone TV.

The married couple have signed a multi-year, first look take care of the studio (previously Fox 21). Their firm, Undisputed Cinema, will develop initiatives for broadcast and streaming platforms underneath the deal. 

“We’re devoted to telling tales that present the breadth of our humanity, entertain and say one thing to the world, and we’re extremely excited to work with Touchstone to increase our attain,” Bythewood and Prince-Bythewood stated in an announcement. “We look ahead to creating new content material with Dana Walden and Bert Salke, and fostering the voices of artists who share our imaginative and prescient.”

The Touchstone deal represents a return of kinds for the couple, who created and govt produced the 2017 restricted sequence Photographs Fired for 20th Century Fox TV — which is now additionally a part of Disney Tv Studios underneath the shortened title 20th Tv. The 10-episode sequence in regards to the aftermath of two racially charged shootings aired on Fox. 

“Now we have needed to be in enterprise with Reggie and Gina for a really very long time, because it’s onerous to think about any two multi-hyphenates who’re as forward-thinking and proficient as this gifted duo,” stated Touchstone TV president Bert Salke. “Beginning years in the past, from New York Undercover to Love & Basketball to Photographs Fired via Gina’s current function The Previous Guard, their physique of labor is past spectacular. Maybe most significantly, they’re superior individuals who have constructed a popularity of kindness and intelligence. We’re excited to companion with them to assist construct their legacy to even higher heights.”

Prince-Bythewood’s The Previous Guard, starring Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne, has been a breakout for Netflix, turning into one of many streamer’s 10 hottest movies up to now within the month since its July 10 launch. She additionally wrote directed Past the Lights, Love & Basketball and The Secret Lifetime of Bees.

Bythewood created and is govt producing basketball drama Swagger, impressed by the lifetime of NBA famous person Kevin Durant, for Apple TV+. His credit additionally embrace New York Undercover, Biker Boyz and Infamous. The couple met whereas working as writers on A Completely different World. Prince-Bythewood and Bythewood are repped by CAA and Del Shaw.

They be part of a slate of creators and producers at Touchstone that additionally consists of Elisabeth Moss, Marta Kauffman, Mayans MC co-creator Elgin James, Leslye Headland, The Terror‘s Dave Kajganich, Tales From the Loop creator Nathaniel Halpern and The Affair showrunner Sarah Treem.

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