Acclaimed Writer/Producer/Director and his Wonderland Sound & Vision
to Develop Drama Series for FOX
LONDON, November 30, 2022 -- FOX Entertainment and writer/producer/director McG (Supernatural, Lethal Weapon, We Are Marshall) have entered a broadcast direct development deal, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment, FOX Entertainment.
McG and his production company, Wonderland Sound & Vision, will develop and produce drama series for FOX, which will own and distribute the programming created under the partnership. The broadcast direct deal reunites FOX with McG, who executive produced, and directed the first two episodes of, the hit drama Lethal Weapon, which aired on the network for three seasons. He also executive produced The O.C.
“From The O.C. to Lethal Weapon, McG is an original talent who has made an indelible imprint on FOX,” said Thorn. “Welcoming him and Wonderland back to the FOX team is a pleasure to announce because we know the possibilities for imaginative storytelling are limitless.”
McG added, "Michael is a rare talent who understands how to tell artistically excellent stories that can be enjoyed by large audiences. This is the definition of FOX. Big, bold storytelling that is inviting to everyone."
McG has directed ten feature films and eight television pilots. His features, including CHARLIE’S ANGELS and TERMINATOR SALVATION, have grossed over $1.2 billion at the box office. In television, he directed the pilots for FASTLANE (FOX), CHUCK (NBC), THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA (NBC), SHADOWHUNTERS (FREEFORM), LETHAL WEAPON (FOX), and TURNER AND HOOCH (DISNEY+). McG is the executive producer of over 800 hours of prime-time network television, including THE O.C., SUPERNATURAL. His production company, Wonderland, is currently in production on three TV series: NOT DEAD YET (ABC), TRUE LIES (CBS), and AVERAGE JOE (BET+).
McG and Wonderland are repped by WME. Wonderland’s last seven films on Netflix have all reached No. 1 on the service — HOLIDATE, LOVE HARD, TALL GIRL 1 & 2, THE BABYSITTER 1 & 2, and RIM OF THE WORLD — with the first two also ranking as the top 2 performing romcoms for the streamer.
The company is currently in post-production on its next Netflix movie, the Joey King starrer UGLIES, based on the popular book series of the same name. Wonderland also is currently in post-production on MUSICA starring Cami Mendes for Amazon. The company’s executive team includes McG’s longtime partner, Mary Viola, who serves as President, and EVP Corey Marsh.
About FOX Entertainment
With a legacy spanning more than 35-years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world’s most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of the new FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1, The Simpsons, The Cleaning Lady, Hell’s Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment’s long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box (Bob’s Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg, HouseBroken), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment, as well as the formation of landmark culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef) in partnership with the legendary Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Monarch, Animal Control) to develop scripted content, the worldwide content sales division, FOX Entertainment Global and Web3 media and creative technology studio Blockchain Creative Labs.