Filmmaker Guy Ritchie, known for the successful “Sherlock Holmes” movies released in 2009 and 2011 and for features including “Snatch” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” will be developing TV programming for the global market through a new deal Ritchie and Lionel Wigram signed with Endemol.
“The scripted division of Endemol Shine North America has signed the duo’s Ritchie/Wigram Productions banner to a multiple-year overall deal, the company announced Wednesday,” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
The deal is the first for the banner that will focus exclusively on TV. “Ritchie and Wigram previously had a TV deal under their overall pact with Warner Bros., which also encompassed film,” THR notes.
The report adds: “Under the Endemol deal, Ritchie will direct and Wigram will write TV projects, in addition to executive producing. The company’s Jeff Ludwig and Ivan Atkinson will oversee acquisition and development of new projects out of their offices in Los Angeles and London, respectively.”