Movies  |  News

Lee Daniels' The Butler Creative Team Lands Hip-Hop Drama Pilot at Fox

September 20, 2013  |  3:15pm
<i>Lee Daniels' The Butler</i> Creative Team Lands Hip-Hop Drama Pilot at Fox

After a surprise box-office domination this summer, the director/writer team behind Lee Daniels’ The Butler is now looking to carve a niche on network television.

Deadline reports that Butler director Lee Daniels and screenwriter Danny Strong have teamed up with legendary producer Brian Grazer for a drama project that caused a heated bidding war among the networks before being claimed by Fox.

The pilot, which will be written by Strong and directed by Daniels, has been described as a “family drama set in the world of a hip hop empire.”

Incidentally, this would mark Strong’s return to the network where he got his big break by playing the geeky Jonathan Levinson on Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.

comments powered by Disqus
Related
Load More