The Oscar nominee has signed a first-look cope with the Disney-owned cable outlet’s manufacturing arm. Underneath the deal, King and producing accomplice Brandon Harris will develop TV initiatives for FX through their lately shaped manufacturing firm, I’d Watch That.
“My first skilled directing gig was capturing a pilot presentation for FX, and I’ve been attempting to get again within the fold ever since,” mentioned King. “Our tastes, fairly merely, align. I’m so excited to see what Brandon, myself, and the parents over there are capable of prepare dinner up.”
King has directed episodes of HBO’s Excessive Upkeep, Hulu’s Shrill and TBS’ Individuals of Earth and written for Excessive Upkeep and HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness. He earned two Oscar nominations this 12 months for Judas and the Black Messiah, for finest image (together with fellow producers Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler) finest unique screenplay (with Will Berson, Keith Lucas and Kenneth Lucas).
“We at FX have lengthy been followers of Shaka King’s work and are honored to accomplice with him and his manufacturing firm to create groundbreaking new tv collection,” mentioned Nick Grad, president unique programming at FX. “Shaka’s gorgeous characteristic Judas and the Black Messiah rightfully garnered huge consideration and reward, the end result of years dedicated to honing his abilities as a author, director and producer, and we couldn’t be extra thrilled for him to show his consideration to TV.”
Harris, a former Amazon Studios improvement government, co-founded I’d Watch That with King and can function the corporate’s president.
King is repped by UTA and Goodman Genow. Harris is repped by Granderson Des Rochers.