Antoine Fuqua has signed an overall deal with MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount, Shadow and Act have confirmed.
The news comes as Paramount+ recently announced that Mayor of Kingstown, EP’d by Fuqua, has been renewed for a second season. The series is the second most-watched original series on the streaming platform.
Through his production company Hill District Media, Fuqua’s overall deal will primarily focus on original scripted and unscripted content for television. Hill District Media’s production partner in this deal will be 101 Studios.
“Developing an ongoing partnership with Paramount & 101 Studios is a huge honor and I look forward to working together on a new slate of projects,” Fuqua said in a statement. “They are great partners to work with the Mayor of Kingstown and share the vision of what’s to come for Hill District Media.”
“From training day for Left, and now Mayor of KingstownAntoine is one of the greatest,” said Chris McCarthy, President and CEO of Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios. “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with him and to have MTV Entertainment Studios as our new television home.”
David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios, added: “Antoine is a prolific and impactful storyteller, a fantastic collaborator and a wonderful human being. We are honored to partner with him and Hill District Media as well as our frequent cohorts at Paramount.
Fuqua’s legendary resume includes projects such as Training Day, The Equalizer and its sequel, The Magnificent Seven, Southpaw, King Arthur, Brooklyn’s Finest, Olympus Has Fallen, Tears of the Sun and shooter. He is also an executive producer of the FOX medical drama the residentand his latest film, The guiltyis now streaming on Netflix.
Fuqua’s Upcoming Films Include Will Smith-Starring Emancipationand other projects, including High-speed train, The list of terminals, a biopic of Mike Tyson with Jamie Foxx, a docuseries on the Los Angeles Lakers and the series Shaka: king of the Zulu nation.