Team Downey Inks First-Look Deal With Sonar Entertainment, Sets First Project

Denise Petski
Deadline

Team Downey, the independent production company founded by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, has signed a first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment and have set their first project, Singularity, a new series created by Downey Jr. and Anthony Michael Hall. The series will star Hall, with the first episode being directed by Downey. The first-look pact includes scripted and non-scripted content for television, including digital.

“We are excited about Team Downey’s vision for developing and producing a broad scope of original premium content,” said Thomas Lesinski, Sonar Entertainment’s CEO. “Sonar is thrilled to partner with Robert, Susan and the entire team – it is another example of our commitment to forge creative collaborations with the most dynamic talent in the industry.”

The partnership with Team Downey is the latest in a series of first-look deals announced by Sonar. Other first-look independent production partners include George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures and StoryBy Entertainment. Team Downey is currently developing Bodies with Hulu; Baghdad Country Club with WBTV; and TC-83, which was created at Sony and acquired by Showtime.

Hall can next be seen in Warner Bros’ Live By Night opposite Ben Affleck and the Netflix feature War Machine opposite Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton. He is repped by manager Jonathan Brandstein and attorney Jeff Frankel.

Downey is repped by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson.

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