Pryor Cashman client David Gordon Green secured a deal with UCP, a Universal Studio Group division, and Seth MacFarlane's Fuzzy Door to turn the classic 1977 action comedy "Smokey and the Bandit" into a television series. Green will write and co-produce the series. He is represented by Media and Entertainment Group attorneys Jamice Oxley, Karen Robson, and Anne Atkinson.
News of the deal has been covered by Variety. The following is an excerpt from the publication:
"The original film was produced by Universal Pictures and starred [Burt] Reynolds, who passed away just over two years ago, in the iconic role of Bo "Bandit" Darville. Bandit was payed to bootleg 400 cases of Coors beer across the country from Texarkana, Texas to Atlanta. The pic, which also starred Sally Field, Jerry Reed, and Jackie Gleason, was a big box office hit for Universal.
"Growing up in the south, 'Smokey and the Bandit' was an iconic franchise for me. The legacy of these characters is a playground of swagger and sass that I'm excited to dig into," said Green, who is also attached to direct the pilot."
Read the article in full on Variety, "Smokey and the Bandit' Series in the Works at UCP."
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