Phil Lord and Chris Miller are taking their big screen talents to the small screen after signing a nine-figure deal with Sony TV. The move isn’t surprising after the pair won an Academy Award for writing and producing Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Before that, they wrote 21 Jump Street and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
The duo’s new deal essentially will give them free control over what they choose to write and produce through their own Lord Miller Productions. The opportunities might seem endless, but don’t be surprised if their focus becomes Sony owned Marvel properties, such as Spider-Man and his rogues gallery of villains.
After signing the mega deal, Lord and Miller said this, “We are so grateful to everyone at Sony Pictures Television for choosing to partner with us and expand our enduring relationship with the studio. Together we aim to make groundbreaking work of the highest quality and integrity, and to place that work in convenient proximity to your eyeballs and earholes, wherever you may be.”
Outside of the Sony world, Lord and Miller worked on cult television shows such as Clone High, and wrote Warner Brothers The Lego Movie. For them there is no story telling challenge too great, and this deal only furthers their resolve.