Shaka King Will Develop Series for FX After Signing First Look Deal

Shaka King, whose “Judas and the Black Messiah” won two Oscars this year, is heading to FX.

The writer, director, and producer will develop new series for the company after signing a first look deal with FX Productions.Terms of the deal, including its length, have not been made public.

King will develop and produce content for FX under his shingle I’d Watch That, which was recently co-founded by King and Brandon Harris, most recently a development executive for Amazon Studios.“We at FX have long been fans of Shaka King’s work and are honored to partner with him and his production company to create groundbreaking new television series,” said Nick Grad, FX’s president of original programming.

“Shaka’s stunning feature ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ rightfully garnered enormous attention and praise, the culmination of years devoted to honing his talents as a writer, director and producer,

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