Sony Pictures TV has signed a new three-year overall deal with a veteran TV producer and writer who has been behind shows including "The Shield," "The Chicago Code," "Terriers" and "Last Resort."
Deadline.com reports that the new pact with Shawn Ryan is slated to begin in June when the current deal expires. Ryan’s credits also include "The Unit" and "Lie to Me."
Ryan moved to Sony in 2011 after spending more than 10 years at 20th Century Fox TV. He co-created and executive produced ABC’s “Last Resort” and wrote and executive produced the studio’s “Beverly Hills Cop” pilot for CBS last season, the story notes.
Currently he has two projects set up at different networks: an untitled pilot at Fox, which is set in 1950s Hawaii, and an ABC drama with “Last Resort” co-creator Karl Gajdusek, the piece reports.
“Ryan also has projects in the works on cable, including a mining town drama at HBO and FX limited series ‘Mad Dogs,’ based on the British black comedy/psychological thriller miniseries,” the story adds.