Entertainment One Signs First-Look TV Deal With 'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell' Producer

Matt Squire
'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell'

U.K.-based Tally Garner and her Mam Tor Productions shingle will develop and produce scripted series for the indie studio.

Entertainment One has inked a multiyear first-look TV deal with U.K. producer Mam Tor Productions.

Tally Garner, who runs Mam Tor Productions, will develop and produce original scripted series, while the Mark Gordon-led eOne will serve as the studio and handle worldwide rights on all projects.

"I immediately felt that the team at eOne would provide the perfect opportunity as a partner to expand my company's slate," Garner said in a statement on Thursday. The U.K. producer earlier set up Cuba Pictures with Curtis Brown, where Garner developed the BBC and AMC crime drama McMafia and produced the BBC miniseries Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, among other TV projects.

Most recently, Mam Tor's scripted drama projects include two that made it onto the British equivalent of the Black List: Autumn, by Doctors screenwriter Emily Marcuson, and Full Frontal.

Garner's feature film producer credits include Rufus Norris' Broken, which starred Charlie Booty and Lily James, and Jonathan Crowley's Boy A.

"Tally's creative ambitions and proven track record, deep industry relationships and sharp instincts make her the ideal partner for eOne," Polly Williams, eOne's vp scripted development for U.K. television said in her own statement.

Gordon was last year named as president and chief content officer of eOne as the Designated Survivor producer looks to build its content business.