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Lionsgate signs first-look TV deal with Le Train Train

June 30, 2022

The Lionsgate Television Group has signed a first-look deal Le Train Train prodco headed by Rashida Jones (pictured) and Will McCormack. Under the terms of the agreement, Jones and McCormack will produce scripted television programming for a range of platforms.

Already in development is Lovesick, based on the UK romcom series of the same name. This project is part of the scripted co-production partnership between Lionsgate and BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.

“There aren’t many writer/producers like Rashida and Will who can master both an R-rated comedy a la Celeste and Jesse Forever and a G-rated masterpiece such as Toy Story 4,” commented Scott Herbst, head of scripted development and EVP, Lionsgate Television. “We are looking forward to working with both of them to create more premium and compelling content for all types of viewers.”

McCormack and Jones have previously served as executive producers for four seasons of TNT’s dramedy Claws and AMC’s Kevin Can F**k Himself, which is in its second season.

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