They worked their magic on last year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now, they’re about to do the same for Sony’s upcoming round of Marvel-themed TV shows.
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Christopher Miller and Phil Lord have signed a five-year deal with Sony. Through that, the pair will develop a number of shows based around the company’s licensed Marvel characters. The two will be able to put together their own projects under the deal as well.
“This is a significant milestone for our television business, having the opportunity to work with two of the most creative forces in the industry in both our film and television businesses,” SPT chairman Mike Hopkins explained. “Building on our strong IP and creating new franchises has been a key focus for SPE, and the best way to do that is to invest in remarkable storytellers like Phil and Chris. We are thrilled to welcome them to the SPT family, and I want to thank [SPT co-presidents] Jeff [Frost], Chris [Parnell] and Jason [Clodfelter] for all their hard work in pulling this deal together.”
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“We are so grateful to everyone at Sony Pictures Television for choosing to partner with us and expand our enduring relationship with the studio,” Lord and Miller said in a statement. “Together we aim to make groundbreaking work of the highest quality and integrity, and to place that work in convenient proximity to your eyeballs and earholes, wherever you may be.”
Miller and Lord have brought success to Sony over the years outside of Spider-Man. The duo previously worked on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and the Jump Street films, all with great success.
We’ll see what Sony has planned with these shows in the months ahead. What do you think of Lord and Miller taking charge of its programming slate? Let us know in the comments below!