Disney’s FX has signed a new first-look deal with the “I’d Watch That” production company that is run by Shaka King and Brandon Harris.
Shaka King won an Oscar for his work as a director on “Judas and the Black Messiah”. He has also directed episodes of HBO’s “High Maintenance”, Hulu’s “Shrill” and TBS’ “People of Earth”.
Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX said in a statement:
“We at FX have long been fans of Shaka King’s work and are honored to partner with him and his production company to create groundbreaking new television series. Shaka’s stunning feature ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ rightfully garnered enormous attention and praise, the culmination of years devoted to honing his talents as a writer, director and producer, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for him to turn his attention to TV.”
Shaka King also said in the statement:
“My first professional directing gig was shooting a pilot presentation for FX and I’ve been trying to get back in the fold ever since. Our tastes, quite simply, align. I’m so excited to see what Brandon, myself, and the folks over there are able to cook up.”
FX Productions creates series and specials for the FX channel, Hulu and internationally on Disney+