Days after their limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story topped all programs with five Emmy wins, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and their Color Force shingle have signed a new overall deal with FX Productions.
Color Force had signed a first-look deal with the company in fall 2012, and the new agreement extends the pact to an overall deal exclusive to FXP. Jacobson and Simpson will pursue literary properties for all TV services and platforms. Their deal does not include their film projects, which are covered under the duo’s first-look deal with Fox 2000. The People v. O.J. Simpson, which Jacobson and Simpson produced with Ryan Murphy, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszweski, was their first project for TV. It went into Sunday’s Emmys with a leading 22 nominations and won for Outstanding Limited Series, Writing and in three acting categories for Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown.
“For the past four years, we have had the honor of working with Nina and Brad and we’re grateful that they will continue to call FX Productions their home for television,” Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, said in announcing the deal. “Nina and Brad are two of the most accomplished producers in the business, and [The People v. O.J. Simpson] speaks volumes about their extraordinary talents. We‘re looking forward to working on many more great projects with them.”
Said Jacobson and Simpson: “John Landgraf and his team at FX have the taste, talent and conviction to inspire the creators who work with them. Their unwavering support and encouragement made ‘The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’ one of the most creatively gratifying experiences of our careers. We are proud to be partners with the most innovative people in the business and thrilled to call FX our home.”
Color Force, in collaboration with Murphy, is working on the next seasons of the American Crime Story franchise for FX and Fox 21. They also are developing Bryan K. Vaughan’s graphic novel Y: The Last Man as an ongoing series for FX.
On the film side, Color Force — which produced the lucrative Hunger Games films — is in production on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
Joe Cohen and Danny Grover of CAA negotiated the FX Prods deal on behalf of Color Force.