Legendary Television & Digital Studios
Founded in 2013, Legendary Television & Digital Studios produces and distributes innovative top quality content, consistent with the Legendary brand, for television and digital platforms worldwide.
There is no better time to be in the content production business than today, with the global proliferation of digital over-the-top streaming services and technology allowing broad audiences to experience content on a multitude of mobile devices. Like Legendary Pictures, Legendary Television & Digital Studios embodies the same cutting-edge creativity and agile, entrepreneurial spirit, producing and distributing enduring content that can adapt to the rapidly changing ways that viewers want to consume it.
Our division has forged strong partnerships with leading executive producers, writers and actors for series which will air on cable and digital platforms:
- From prolific movie and television producer Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Girls) comes a 2-season order for LOVE, an unromantic half-hour comedy for Netflix executive produced by Apatow, Paul Rust (Arrested Development), Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls) and Brent Forrester (The Office, The Simpsons) and starring Rust and Gillian Jacobs (Community). LOVE is streaming on Netflix.
- From executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain, Bates Hotel) and Ryan Condal (Hercules) comes the highly rated USA Network 1 hour drama series COLONY. Starring Josh Holloway (Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), COLONY premiered on USA in January of 2016. Season 2 is currently filming.
- YouTube sensations Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart are Legendary’s very first female superhero duo as the stars of ELECTRA WOMAN & DYNA GIRL, an updated version of Sid & Marty Krofft’s classic 70s TV series. The action-comedy reboot released on all major digital platforms June 7, 2016.
- Now streaming on Crackle, DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER and the sequel DEAD RISING: ENDGAME are live-action films based on the hit video game franchise starring Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas) and Dennis Haysbert (24).
Controlling global distribution of our content, as well as distributing high quality content from other production companies to supplement our pipeline, is a major goal. Legendary Television Distribution has acquired international distribution rights to THE EXPANSE, a suspense-filled new 1-hour series produced by the Alcon Television Group for Syfy which premiered on December 14, 2015. THE EXPANSE, starring Thomas Jane (Hung), Shoreh Agdashloo (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Steven Strait (10,000 B.C.) is based on a series of New York Times Best Selling novels and is executive produced by Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Oscar® nominees for Children of Men) and Naren Shankar (CSI, Grimm, Star Trek: The Next Generation).