'Scream' Producer Cathy Konrad Signs First-Look Deal With Fisher Stevens' Insurgent Media

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The first project from the deal will be a TV thriller based on the Cicada 3301 online codebreaking phenomenon.

Veteran film and TV producer Cathy Konrad — behind the first three Scream titles and its recent TV adaptation for MTV — has signed a first-look deal with Insurgent Media, the production house headed by Oscar-winning multi-hyphenate Fisher Stevens.

Announced on Friday, the first project to be developed under the deal is Cicada 3301, an espionage TV thriller based on the real-life global code-breaking phenomenon that has, since 2012, posted puzzles online with the reported aim of recruit "highly intelligent individuals." Konrad will produce alongside Ezna Sands and Ashley Richardson for Insurgent Media.

“I have been fortunate in my career to work with partners who share my taste and passion for both genre and character stories,” said Konrad. “While working with the Insurgent team, it has become clear, very quickly, that we share a similar aesthetic and sensibility for storytelling, and that we are in sync with regards to the talent we want to be in business with and support creatively."

Insurgent, based in New York and Los Angeles, was behind the 2014 Netflix environmental documentary Mission Blue.