Actor Vin Diesel is taking his Riddick film franchise to television as part of a multi-year first-look production deal with Universal Television, according to Variety. The deal was done with Riddick's Hollywood shingle One Race, which also produced all three of the Riddick films, as well as four of the Fast & Furious movies. Universal Television is the production arm of NBC.
The television series will reportedly "complement" the Riddick film franchise, although there are no plans for Diesel to star as Riddick on television.
“In addition to being a huge star for our feature division, Vin is a true creative force as a producer. After sitting down with him and his team at One Race Television, it’s clear he will now also be an incredible asset to both the network and our television studio,” said NBC Entertainment's President, Jennifer Salke. “We feel really fortunate to be in business with, not only an international powerhouse, but a truly thoughtful and passionate producer.”