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Matt Nix signs broadcast direct deal with FOX Entertainment


Fri, Feb 17th 2023 01:05 pm

Creator, writer & producer joins company’s expanding roster of talent to develop and executive produce live-action series to air on FOX

Acclaimed series creator, writer and producer Matt Nix (“Burn Notice,” “The Gifted” and upcoming series “True Lies”) has signed a broadcast direct deal with FOX Entertainment, it was announced by Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming, FOX Entertainment.

As part of the agreement, Nix will develop and executive produce multiple projects for FOX Entertainment that will be wholly owned by FOX and produced by its in-house unit, FOX Entertainment Studios. Nix created FOX’s drama “The Gifted,” set in Marvel’s “X-Men” universe, which aired for two seasons from 2017-19.

“Matt is a longtime partner and good friend who has a natural ability to create unique and bold, character-driven series that seamlessly weave together riveting action, incisive wit and heart,” Thorn said. “Working with Matt is a thrill, and we’re excited to reunite with him at FOX.”

“I’m excited to be working with FOX again and thrilled to be reunited with Michael Thorn and his amazing team,” Nix said. “They’re redefining what it means to be a broadcast network, and it’s great to be a part of that.”

Nix is best known as the creator, writer and executive producer of the USA Network hit series “Burn Notice,” which ran from 2007-14, spending several of those years as the highest-rated show on basic cable. He created and showran “The Good Guys” for FOX; created and showran “Complications” for USA; co-created and co-showran “The Comedians” for FX; developed and co-showran “APB” for FOX; created and showran the Marvel/“X-Men” show “The Gifted” for FOX; and created and showran “Turner & Hooch” for Disney+. Nix additionally created the television adaptation of James Cameron’s “True Lies” for CBS, which recently completed production on its first season and will premiere on March 1.

Nix graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science and started off writing and directing several award-winning short films, which led to a career writing feature film scripts.

This week, FOX Entertainment unveiled a direct deal with Emmy and Grammy Award-winning producer, director, actor and recording artist Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (“Power,” “For Life”). Last year, the company and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Rodney Rothman (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”) and Adam Rosenberg entered into an agreement to develop animated programming. Also last year, FOX signed broadcast direct deals with producers Carol Mendelsohn (“CSI”) and Julie Weitz, and writer/producer/director McG (“Supernatural,” “Lethal Weapon,” “We Are Marshall”). FOX’s upcoming animated comedy, “Krapopolis,” from Emmy Award-winning creator Dan Harmon, is an outgrowth of his broadcast direct deal that was announced in 2020.

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