Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood are heading to Disney television, as the director/producer duo have signed a first-look deal with Disney’s recently created Touchstone Television (formerly Fox 21 Television Studios), Deadline has learned.
According to the trade, the deal covers television projects for broadcast and streaming platforms via the duo’s Undisputed Cinema production banner. The deal is the first Touchstone Television following the Disney Television Studios rebrand which was announced on Tuesday.
“We are dedicated to telling stories that show the breadth of our humanity, entertain and say something to the world, and we are incredibly excited to work with Touchstone to expand our reach,” said Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince-Bythewood. “We look forward to creating new content with Dana Walden and Bert Salke, and fostering the voices of artists who share our vision.”
Prince-Bythewood recently directed the Netflix hit action film The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron. Her other feature credits include directing and writing Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees and Beyond The Lights. Most recently for television, Prince-Bythewood directed the pilot for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.
Prince-Bythewood and Rock Bythewood Twentieth Century Fox Television on their critically acclaimed limited series Shots Fired. The ten-hour series, produced by Undisputed Cinema and Imagine Television, aired on Fox in the spring of 2017 and followed the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, providing an explosive autopsy of our criminal justice system.