Directors Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have teamed with long time collaborators Nira Park and Rachael Prior to form new production outfit, Complete Fiction.
The new company already has three shows in production and development for Netflix. Lockwood & Co, based on the novels of Jonathan Stroud, is a supernatural action adventure detective series. Cornish will direct and exec produce the series. The company, along with Netflix, has also optioned S.A. Chakraborty’s The City of Brass, an epic historical fantasy series as well as Tade Thompson’s sci fi horror anthology The Murders of Molly Southbourne.
Wright said: “This new chapter with Complete Fiction is something I have wanted to embark on for a while now. Nira has been my producer now for more than 20 years, but we, along with our amazing team of long-time friends and collaborators, still share the same drive to bring original stories to the screen. Complete Fiction will be a dynamic hub for passionate creatives – somewhere they can feel nurtured and protected. I’ve been lucky enough to always have this team around me who have advocated for my voice and vision as a filmmaker, and I’m excited to bring new stories into the world and be part of making that happen for the next generation.”
Baby Driver and The Brothers Grimsby producer Park added: “There is so much scope to originate and be genuinely creative in both film and television, and that is more important than ever right now. A huge motivating factor in forming this new company is the chance to work with the writers and directors that inspire us across all mediums. Whilst we will continue to produce bold, original feature films for international audiences, we are incredibly excited about this expansion into television and can’t wait to put our distinctive stamp on longer-form story-telling. We feel very lucky to have each other, and this new company is an expression of our ambitions for the next phase of our careers, and a desire to do that together as a working family”.
Cornish commented: “Edgar, Nira and Rachael have felt like family to me for decades, so I’m thrilled and honoured that we’re finally moving in together and putting a sign above our front door.”