The ‘B’ in actor Michael B. Jordan’s name will now affectionately be deemed ‘booked.’
For the past three years, the 29-year-old actor has become the Hollywood ‘it boy,’ starring in ‘Fruitvale Station’, ‘Fantastic Four,’ and ‘Creed.’ However, after nabbing a role in Marvel’s highly-anticipated ‘Black Panther’ film, Jordan has been flying under the radar in preparation for his villainous role.
Though reclusive from the spotlight, he’s been making some substantial noise behind the scenes; waves that’ll be quite pleasing for fans of the small screen.
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THR reports, the actor has started his own production company, Outlier Productions, and has inked a multi-year television and film deal with Skydance Media.
The first project under the new agreement is an original scripted television series under the working title ‘Apollo Park,’ the story of a young, gifted basketball player’s rise to fame and the effects his success has on his family and friends. Co-created and executive produced by Jordan and Eric Amadio (‘After Sex’), the series is will also be helmed by Evan Silverberg, Kenny Goodman, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross. Amadio is set to write the series as well.
Speaking on ‘Apollo,’ Jordan said…
“I love telling true, modern stories and ‘Apollo Park’ – an underdog tale about a very real and very heroic hustler who defies stereotypes and thrives against great odds – has long been a passion project of mine. Eric and I are excited to join forces with the incredible creative team at Skydance to share it with the world.”