[featured image from PROMETHEUS, 20th Century Fox]
During the upfront presentations this week, Turner announced that Ridley Scott will be shepherding a new block of programming for TNT.
Scott Free Productions, along with Turner’s Studio T, will be developing a block of programming that will include hour-long series, short form programs, and materials in other formats (web series? social media content?), with Scott and David W. Zucker in executive producer positions along with Jordan Sheehan and Clayton Krueger.
Scott, who teamed with TNT on the 2007 miniseries The Company, said, “Being given the creative license to generate and develop science fiction programming in a variety of formats for TNT is very exciting. This genre is one of my favorites, and there are an infinite amount of original and innovative story ideas out there that we are looking forward to exploring with TNT. It is very exciting for all of us.”
Scott has been involved in several notable science fiction projects over the years, including the original Alien, Blade Runner, and The Martian. For television, his company has produced The Man in the High Castle and BrainDead, among numerous projects.
Sarah Aubrey, EVP Original Programming at TNT: “We’re looking to create a programming block filled with the kind of imaginative, awe-inspiring storytelling that has made science fiction such a beloved and enduring genre. Ridley Scott has created some of the best and most popular science-fiction movies of all time, and we look forward to bringing his fans even more of his smart, sophisticated stories.”
The announcement comes ahead of Alien: Covenant hitting theaters (read Mr. Harvey’s non-spoiler impressions here).