EXCLUSIVE: Universal Television today entered into a first-look deal with Oni Press and Closed On Mondays. It’s a multiyear agreement between the indie comic and graphic novel publishers and Universal TV. “Oni and Closed on Mondays Entertainment’s underlying material is distinct, high-concept and entertaining. Their content, which can travel to any network in conjunction with their producing experience, makes them a unique pod for Universal TV,” said Universal TV’s Bela Bajaria.
The sister companies, who were the publishers and producers behind Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, have several projects based on their publications already in development: Oni is working with Showtime on the demon gangster saga The Damned, with Syfy on the Cold War legacy series Ghost Projekt, and on Amy Devlin, based on Oni’s Amy Devlin Mysteries publication, for E! Entertainment,. Closed on Mondays is run by Eric Gitter, with Andy Bourne heading the TV division, Noah Greenshner in development and Steve Scavelli. Publisher Joe Nozemack runs Oni Press with editor-in-chief James Lucas Jones. Oni Press and Closed on Mondays are repped by WME, Intellectual Artist Management and attorney Fred Goodman.