Even though Robert Pattinson’s star power was enough to get the attention of a certain contingent of film fans for “Good Time,” it took the power of Adam Sandler and “Uncut Gems” to really make the Safdie Brothers household names. And now, the filmmakers are hoping to expand their reach with new TV projects, with the help of a couple of powerhouse studios.
According to THR, Josh and Benny Safdie have signed a two-year, first-look TV deal with HBO that will allow for the filmmakers to develop new TV content with the cable network through their Elara Pictures banner. In addition, A24, the studio behind both “Good Time” and “Uncut Gems,” is on board to produce these new potential series.
As mentioned, the Safdie Brothers are coming off the biggest year of their careers with the release of “Uncut Gems.” Not only is the film one of the best features of 2019, but ‘Gems’ went on to become one of the biggest films to be released by A24, making it the most successful film for the directors. While “Uncut Gems” was snubbed at the 2020 Oscars, the positive word-of-mouth about Sandler’s performance in the film has been enough to get a ton of attention for the film, which is now available to stream on Netflix.
A24 is probably best known as the award-winning studio behind indie features. But over recent years, the studio has ventured into the world of TV, producing projects such as HBO’s hit series, “Euphoria,” as well as Hulu’s comedy, “Ramy.”
It’s unclear which series will be first to come from the Safdie Brothers and their Elara Pictures production banner, but based on their previous work, you better believe film fans will be anxiously awaiting whatever comes next.