BEVERLY HILLS, CA – February 24, 2021 – MRC Television today announced it has signed an overall deal with Dave Erickson. Under the multi-year agreement Erickson will exclusively work with MRC Television on the creation and development of television series where he will serve as writer-showrunner and supervisor.
Erickson is currently developing “The Jaunt,” based on the 1981 Stephen King short story originally published in The Twilight Zone Magazine. “The Jaunt” explores a future where teleportation, called ‘jaunting,’ has become a commonplace, if still dangerous and mysterious, technology.
“We’ve long admired Dave’s visionary creative work and are thrilled to welcome him to MRC,” said Elise Henderson, President of MRC Television. “A true master of his craft, he’s the ideal partner to build upon the work of Stephen King, and create and develop more originals as the studio continues to expand.”
Erickson most recently served as executive producer on Apple’s “Shantaram.” He was co-creator of the hit series “Fear The Walking Dead,” which he also executive produced during its first three seasons on AMC. Erickson’s previous credits include creator of “Canterbury’s Law” starring Julianna Margulies as well as executive producer on the Netflix series “Marco Polo” and co-executive producer on “Sons of Anarchy” for FX.
MRC Television is currently in production on “The Great” season 2 for Hulu, “The Shrink Next Door” with Apple TV+ and “The Terminal List” for Amazon Studios, all in association with Civic Center Media. Additional projects include “Ozark,” now in production on its fourth season for Netflix, and the upcoming “Shining Girls” for Apple TV+. The leading independent studio was most recently nominated for 21 Emmy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, six SAG Awards and five WGA Awards for the 2020 television season.
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