FremantleMedia North America Ties Up with Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner


FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has entered into a multiyear pact with screenwriter Ron Nyswaner.

Nyswaner’s first project with the studio will be Bounty, a crime thriller based on Louisa Luna’s recently published and critically acclaimed novel Two Girls Down. He will serve as showrunner on the project. Peter Gethers and Jeffrey Levine will also serve as EPs for Random House Studio, a division of FMNA.

Bounty centers on Alice Vega, a fearless and driven Recovery Agent, also known as a bounty hunter. When two girls disappear from a strip-mall parking lot, Alice enlists the help of a disgraced former cop, Max Caplan, to find them.

Nyswaner’s writing and producing credits include the hit cable series Homeland and Ray Donovan, the films Philadelphia and Soldier’s Girl and the romantic drama The Painted Veil.

“I’m excited to have found a home with FremantleMedia and thrilled that our first collaboration will be Bounty, based on Louisa Luna’s terrific novel,” said Ron Nyswaner. “I was immediately captivated by Luna’s heroine, Alice, who moves through the world with the confidence of a gladiator but feels things so deeply that she’s sometimes immobilized by emotion.”

“Ron Nyswaner is a deeply imaginative and inventive writer, as well as a highly accomplished producer,” said FMNA’s president of scripted entertainment, Dante Di Loreto. “His work has engaged and thrilled audiences for decades. I’m excited to welcome him into the FremantleMedia family.”