November 18, 2021, Los Angeles – New Regency announced that it has entered into a development and production partnership with ground-breaking publisher, TKO Studios. Under the terms of the deal, New Regency will have the right to exclusively develop television projects from TKO Studios’ expansive library of IP. TKO’s Salvatore Simeone and Tze Chun will develop, produce, and package all shows with New Regency.
Yariv Milchan, New Regency’s Chairman and CEO, stated, “Since the company’s inception, the team at TKO Studios have been innovators and leaders in their field and we have been longtime fans of their exceptional material. We are delighted to be partnering with Salvatore, Tze, and the rest of the team and look forward bringing their impressive collection of IP to television audiences all around the world.”
TKO Studios CEO Salvatore Simeone and President Tze Chun stated, “TKO is proud to partner with New Regency. Their track record creating groundbreaking film and television aligns with our history of publishing critically acclaimed thought-provoking genre stories. We feel our companies’ combined strengths make an ideal partnership and forges a new model for TV adaptation that will benefit all parties, including our incredible creators.”
Founded by Salvatore Simeone and Tze Chun, TKO Studios is known for publishing original graphic novels by top creators such as Jeff Lemire, Garth Ennis, Roxane Gay, Gabriel H Walta, Steve Epting, and many more. TKO Studios debuted in 2018 with an innovative “binge release model” that simultaneously publishes entire storylines in both print and digital formats. TKO’s roster includes 11 Amazon #1 bestsellers and consists of graphic novels and fiction in a variety of genres.
New Regency is currently developing a new series based on their 2005 film, MR. AND MRS. SMITH starring Donald Glover for Amazon as well as the Apple TV+ series “The Crowded Room” starring Tom Holland. The company recently produced the British drama series “The Beast Must Die” starring Jared Harris and Cush Jumbo which aired in the US on AMC. New Regency’s film slate includes EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, a film adaptation of the acclaimed musical starring Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire, and newcomer Max Harwood, Adrian Lyne’s upcoming DEEP WATER, starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, an untitled original upcoming film from David O. Russell starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Chris Rock and more as well as Robert Eggers’ upcoming THE NORTHMAN starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe.
About New Regency
Founded in 1991 by renowned producer Arnon Milchan, New Regency is actively engaged in entertaining the world. The company has produced some of the most successful and critically acclaimed films of all time with over 140 films and more than 50 television series in the company’s vast library, including Academy Award®-winner THE REVENANT (2016), the back-to-back Academy Award®-winning Best Pictures, 12 YEARS A SLAVE (2014) and BIRDMAN (2015) as well as the 2018 box office hit BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. The company also backed celebrated filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s conceptual virtual reality installation “Carne y Arena,” and the Broadway musical “Pretty Woman,” adapted from the beloved 1990 romantic comedy film originally produced by Arnon Milchan. New Regency is dedicated to continuing to foster its unparalleled filmmaker relationships and today boasts partnerships with the most acclaimed and sought-after creative forces in the industry.