Cirque du Soleil Média Ties Up with 20th Century Fox Television


MONTREAL: Cirque du Soleil Média has entered into a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox Television, aiming to develop live-action prime-time scripted TV projects.

Cirque du Soleil Média, which is a joint venture between Cirque du Soleil and Bell Media, and 20th Century Fox Television will work together to develop properties for television that go beyond the Cirque du Soleil brand, known for its live shows.

“Cirque du Soleil is recognized for its incredible, high-quality, artistic live entertainment. I am confident that by joining forces with 20th Century Fox Television, we will propel our brand to new heights by creating distinctive high quality television productions,” said Jacques Méthé, the president of Cirque du Soleil Média. “Our goal with this partnership is not to televise our live performances, but rather create content in the prime-time scripted arena that will elevate the genre by drawing from Cirque’s creative vision.”
“The Cirque du Soleil brand is so vibrant and colorful and mind-bending,” commented Jonnie Davis, Twentieth Century Fox Television's president of creative affairs. “Their productions have such soul and imagination. We think the combination of Cirque and Twentieth is a perfect fit, and we’re already searching for writers who can tap into their world to create scripted series that are as distinctive and exciting as the world famous Cirque live events.”