EXCLUSIVE: Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein have signed a first-look deal at Sony Pictures Television for their Vendetta Prods. Under the pact, the two will continue to develop and executive produce series for the broadcast networks while also expanding into cable, with Turner set to write some of the projects. Since launching Vendetta in 2011, Turner and Klein had been based at ABC Studios where they most recently set up Skindeep, written by Sheldon, and Black Friday, penned by Ken Nolan, at ABC this past season.
The Sony TV pact reunites Turner and Klein with Suzanne Patmore-Gibbs, with whom they have a long-standing relationship going back to when Patmore-Gibbs worked in features. The trio frequently collaborated while Patmore-Gibbs was at ABC. The TV deal also expands Turner and Klein’s existing relationship with Sony on the feature side where they have two projects written by Turner in the works, including Everest, which has Doug Liman attached to direct and Tom Hardy to star, and The Gulf, an adaptation of the book The Scorpion’s Gate by Richard Clarke. Vendetta is repped by CAA and attorneys David Fox and Greg Slewett.