The producer of the controversial miniseries “The Kennedys,” which aired earlier this year on ReelzChannel, has signed a production deal that will kick off with a scripted series for Reelz, probably a one-hour drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project from Asylum Entertainment is expected to debut in late 2012 or 2013.
“Kennedys” exec producer Joel Surnow will be a consulting executive. The companies said the partnership will extend to exploring, developing and producing multiple scripted and unscripted projects.
Said ReelzChannel CEO Stan Hubbard: “In acquiring ‘The Kennedys’ one of our goals was to bring a quality of programming to our network of a kind that we have not been able to do before. In the few short weeks we had to market and promote ‘The Kennedys,’ it became clear that our interests, approach and vision are in close alignment with Asylum Entertainment and Joel Surnow."