Viola Davis is bringing her TV home.
Queen The star and producer, along with her JuVee Productions banner, has signed a first-look television and new media deal with Entertainment One.The deal follows JuVee, which Davis runs with her husband and producing partner Julius Tennon, and previously worked with eOne queen.
“Viola and Julius’ powerful partnership has impacted audiences around the world with their original and authentic storytelling. When we met and after our successful collaboration, it was clear to me that they create bold, provocative and character-driven vision of the story QueenWe are excited to continue working with the teams at Viola, Julius and JuVee Productions,” said Michael Lombardo, President, Global Television, eOne.
Before moving to eOne, JuVee worked at Amazon and signed a television contract.This follows a long-term deal with ABC Signature that grew out of Davis’ role at ABC How to get away with murder.
“We are excited to partner with eOne to continue to bring interesting and important stories to audiences around the world,” Davis and Tennon said in a joint statement Monday. “This is our legacy – to create deeply and authentically, while opening doors for the next generation. Our collaboration is one of shared, bold vision. From the moment we met Michael Lombardo, we felt that A kinetic energy to be seen.”
JuVee is represented by CAA and Lichter Grossman.