By: Kayla Reyes
Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has signed a four-year overall deal with Disney’s 20th Century Fox TV. This will be his first overall in television!
Along with his most known film Crazy Rich Asians, Chu has directed the films Step Up: The Streets, Step Up 3D, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Jem and the Holograms, G.I. Joe Retaliation and many more!
Under his new deal, Chu will develop and executive produce projects which some he will also direct himself. He plans to bring diverse and ambitious stories to all channels.
Chu expressed his excitement in a statement, “Throughout my film career I have been lucky enough to play in many genres, from dance and music to action, romantic comedy, documentary, drama and beyond. So it was crucial for me, as a storyteller, to find a partner in the television space that had the same vast interests and willingness to break the mold with new perspectives and stories that represent the diverse world we live in. Dana Walden and her team at 20th Century Fox TV was the undisputed choice to join forces with. Their daring taste and ability to combine important subject matter with cutting-edge, sophisticated entertainment is second to none. I can’t wait to build new worlds with them and take the audience on a wild ride. Let’s go!"
Chu’s deal is the tenth overall deal since the Disney takeover. He joins the creators - Dan Fogelman, Drew Goddard, Jason Winer, Octavia Spencer, Nora Smith, Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar, Marlene King, Liz Meriwether, and Amy Holden Jones.
Jonnie Davis, the President of Creative Affairs at 20th Fox TV, also had something to share about Chu joining their team, “Jon directed one of the biggest, most entertaining and uplifting hits of the year in ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ starring our own Constance Wu, and getting him to this studio became nothing short of a mission to Terence [Carter] and our development teams. He has spectacular taste and talent loves him. We’re excited he’s making this studio his creative home.”
We are excited to see what Jon M. Chu will direct under his new overall deal! We will keep up with his success and hope you will too! Let us know what you think about Jon partnering with 20th Century Fox TV.