Legendary Entertainment is adding to its television business by buying the television production studio that created “The Kennedys." The Los Angeles Times reports that Legendary has agreed to buy Asylum Entertainment.
The paper reports that Legendary has a deal to buy all of Asylum, which is a decade old and works in both scripted and unscripted programming. Aside from “The Kennedys,” Asylum has created “30 for 30” for ESPN and the 2013 Lifetime movie “Ring of Fire.”
Legendary, controlled by film producer Thomas Tull, is pushing into sports-themed content and this year produced “42,” the biographical film about Jackie Robinson.