George Clooney, Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Signs First-Look Deal With Paramount Television

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Paramount Television has signed a first-look TV deal with George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures, the studio announced on Monday.

The two-year agreement covers all episodic television and digital projects from Smokehouse, excluding features.

Smokehouse and Paramount, along with Anonymous Content, are currently in post-production on Hulu’s “Catch-22” adaptation starring Clooney, “Girls” alum Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Smokehouse. Our experience with them on ‘Catch-22’ has been an absolute joy,” said Paramount Television president Nicole Clemens in a statement. “They are first-class filmmakers and producers with a nose for unique stories with deep thematic resonance. We look forward to this new partnership together.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Paramount TV. Nicole and her team are great partners and our experience on ‘Catch-22’ has been nothing but terrific,” added Clooney and Heslov in a joint statement.

In addition to “Catch-22,” Smokehouse is also producing “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” with Sony’s TriStar Television for YouTube Premium. The hourlong dark comedy starring Kirsten Dunst is set to debut in 2019.

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