Tomorrow Studios inks deal with Frank Spotnitz's Big Light Productions


ITV Press Centre

Tomorrow Studios, an ITV Studios partnership, today announced a first-look deal with Big Light Productions, the London-based production company founded by Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning producer and writer Frank Spotnitz (Leonardo, Medici, The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle). This deal follows recent news of a first-look deal for Tomorrow Studios with Julia Garner and her production company Alma Margo.

The first look deal will tap into Big Light’s network of established and emerging writers, and pursuit of sought after-IP, to continue expansion of Tomorrow Studios’ (and Big Light’s) development slate.

Big Light Productions specializes in producing returning and limited dramas for the global market, including for Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC, Rai, CBS and Audible, and has an ambitious development slate. Spotnitz and Creative Director Emily Feller (Leonardo, Medici, Trust Me, Ordinary Lies) oversee the partnership for Big Light.

“We are thrilled to be working with Marty, Becky and their incredible team at Tomorrow Studios,” Big Light’s Spotnitz and Feller said. “It’s no surprise that so many people love working with them – they’re incredibly smart, driven and share our commitment to making television that’s truly worth watching.”

“This is an exciting time in the global television business. Frank and Emily bring great storytelling and commitment to honoring the writer’s vision for projects, both of which are incredibly important to us. We are excited to collaborate with them as they take their latest slate to the marketplace,” added Tomorrow Studios CEO/Founder Marty Adelstein and President/Partner Becky Clements.

Since founding Big Light Productions in 2013, Spotnitz and his team have created and executive produced series including the Emmy award-winning The Man in the High Castle, Medici: The Magnificent, Medici: Masters of Florence, Ransom, The Indian Detective, and most recently Leonardo and the second season of Devils. Their first scripted podcast, starring Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is launching in May on Audible.

Spotnitz’s many previous credits include Millennium, The Lone Gunmen, Night Stalker, Hunted and Strike Back: Project Dawn. He was also executive producer and writer of the seminal sci-fi drama The X-Files - television series and both feature films - for which he shares three Golden Globes for Best Dramatic Series and a Peabody Award, and was Emmy-nominated both for Writing and for Outstanding Drama Series.


About Tomorrow Studios

Tomorrow Studios, a partnership with ITV Studios, develops and produces compelling scripted television series with top tier talent for a global audience. Spearheaded by CEO/Founder Marty Adelstein and President/Partner Becky Clements, the leading production company has amassed critical and popular success for its network, cable and streaming series including SNOWPIERCER, starring Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly and Grammy® and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (TNT for U.S., Netflix internationally); PHYSICAL, starring Emmy® nominee Rose Byrne (Apple TV+); and the critically acclaimed adult animation series 10 YEAR OLD TOM (HBO Max), written by Steve Dildarian, produced by their animation JV label Work Friends. The company is also producing the live action adaptation of the classic manga ONE PIECE (Netflix) and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Showtime), based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist and starring Demián Bichir. Adelstein and Clements are also executive producers of HANNA (Amazon). Previous credits include COWBOY BEBOP (Netflix), LAST MAN STANDING (FOX), GOOD BEHAVIOR (TNT), and AQUARIUS (NBC). More information can be found at

About Big Light Productions

Founded by award-winning writer and producer Frank Spotnitz in 2013, Big Light Productions is a London-based independent production company with a diverse slate that includes highly authored short-form pieces and writers-room driven returning series. Steeped in both the UK and the US approaches to development, Big Light works in whatever is the right way for the writer and the project and puts the writer’s vision at the center of everything it does. With expertise creating character-led dramas in expansive worlds, Big Light Productions has developed a diverse slate of international television series. Productions include Amazon’s Emmy award-winning The Man In The High Castle for Amazon, Medici: The Magnificent and Medici: Masters of Florence for Rai and Netflix, Ransom for CBS and Global, Hunted for BBC and HBO, The Indian Detective for CTV and Netflix, and most recently, Leonardo for Rai, France Télévisions, Sony and Amazon Prime UK, starring Aidan Turner and Freddie Highmore, and co-produced series 2 of Sky hit drama Devils. Big Light is also working in partnership on a series of scripted podcasts with Audible UK, including a series starring Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. More information can be found at

May 18, 2022 4:00am ET by ITV Press Centre  

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