Producer Michael London has signed a premiere deal with Lionsgate TV, and his first project in the studio is a high-profile one.
London (FX’s Snowfall, Sideways, Milk ) and former production president Shannon Gaulding of Groundswell Productions are developing a On the rise and fall of Jerry Falwell Jr., the former president of Liberty University and the son of a prominent preacher and conservative activist. Lionsgate selects Gabriel Sherman Vanity Fair Falwell Personal Data, he will adapt to these data TV.
The multi-year deal will also allow London and Groundswell to develop additional scripted series for Lionsgate.
“There is nothing better than having a creative partner who is truly creative, collaborative and intelligent,” London said in a statement. “The Lionsgate team is all that and more. Shannon Gaulding and I are excited to join this new venture focused on the smart, unique and entertainment TV that both companies stand for.”
Scott Herbst, Head of Script Development and Executive Vice President of Lionsgate Television, added, “Not only is Michael a prolific producer with an exceptional record in both film and television, he is also a leader who will have Experts in bringing impactful stories to the screen. We have been fans of him for a long time and now we can work together. We look forward to working with Groundswell Productions to create engaging and inspiring content for TV audiences around the world.”
Falwell was a prominent supporter of Donald Trump’s campaign and the presidency, as well as evangelical Christianity and conservative politics A key figure in the overlapping world, before the scandal involved a pool boy, who said he had a years-long affair with Falwell’s wife and bet with the man, Giancarlo Granda, for partial ownership of a hotel in Miami. Falwell resigned in August as president of Liberty University, founded by his father .
London founded Groundswell after 20 Century Fox served as Executive Vice President. The company is currently producing its sixth and final season ; Groundswell’s credits also include Showtime’s SMILF , HBO’s movie Confirmation and Syfy’s The Magician , etc. The company is represented by WME and attorney Michael Schenkman.