Home Team, the production company founded in September 2020 by producers Dominic Buchanan and Bennett McGhee, has reached a preliminary agreement with Universal International Studios (UIS), a division of the Universal Studio Group owned by the company. owned by NBCUniversal.
The exclusive agreement will enable Home Team to develop and produce premium TV projects with UIS for the UK and global markets, with an intentional focus on protecting those in need, the companies said. underrepresented creativity, new voices and groundbreaking talent on screen.” “Together, Home Team and UIS will curate a wide range of shows spanning genres.”
Projects mentioned in Wednesday’s deal announcement include flickerwritten by Emily Robson (Moonlight on Leith – Edinburgh Fringe 2021), described as “a half-hearted, half-throbbing exploration of women’s friendship set on the coasts of North East England, and a period fantasy series about the Queen of War.” The mother soldier of the Ashanti Empire, Yaa Asantewaa. Co-created by Kara Smith (Anansi boy, Baby, black cake), Rienkje Attoh (You do not know me, Noughts + Crosses) and McGhee, “a series that combines action, magic, and drama,” according to the show’s description. Smith also serves as the project’s screenwriter and it will be produced with Attoh’s So & So Productions company.
“We are huge fans of Dominic and Bennett and admire their interests, approach and energy,” said Beatrice Springborn, president of Universal International Studios. “Their mission, ethos and eye for great talent are why we are delighted and proud to call them partners.”
“We are extremely excited to be working with Beatrice and her team at UIS. Their commitment to our medium and the filmmakers we are working with will elevate our shared ambitions for the Home Team to the highest level,” said Buchanan. And McGhee added: “Talent is at the core of our company and drives our growth. From our first conversations, the studio’s shared passion for the talent we were working with and the talent we wanted to work with made for a compelling partnership. .”
Before Home Team, Buchanan co-produced the movie colette (2018), starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West, and won a BAFTA Award as an executive producer on the Channel 4 and Netflix co-productions The end of the damn world. McGhee produced the film Boss Mowglistarring Riz Ahmed.