Legendary Television and Digital Media has signed a first look agreement with Warren Littlefield and his production shingle, The Littlefield Company, to develop content for TV and digital/emerging platforms. Former NBC Entertainment president Littlefield has been producing since leaving the network in 2000. He landed a critical and commercial hit with the Fargo limited series for FX and MGM Television, which won the Emmy for best miniseries in August.
“Warren is one of the few former broadcast network presidents who has successfully made the transition from executive to producer.” said Legendary Entertainment’s President of Television and Digital Media who also is chairman of the TV Academy.
The pact with Legendary TV is somewhat surprising as Littlefield has a lot of business with MGM Television where he is working on Season 2 of Fargo and a contemporary remake of In The Heat Of The Night, which has been fast-tracked by Showtime.
Legendary TV recently received a two-season order from Netflix for the original series Love from creators Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, which stars Rust and Gillian Jacobs. Legendary’s digital division was launched in 2013 with the acquisition of Nerdist and most recently added Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry.