The Emmy winner will create and produce new projects for the company.
Common is increasing his focus on television. The Emmy-winning songwriter, actor and producer has inked an overall deal with Lionsgate Television. Under the pact, Common will create and develop new projects for the studio.
The deal expands Lionsgate's relationship with Common, who has starred in the film studio's John Wick and Now You See Me feature franchises. He currently co-stars and exec produces Showtime's The Chi.
"We’re thrilled to have the talented multihyphenate Common join our television team along with his longtime manager and producing partner Derek Dudley, president of production Shelby Stone and creative executive Melisa Resch,” said Lionsgate executive vp and head of worldwide scripted TV Chris Selak. “Common’s expertise from working across all different artistic platforms offers a rich and exciting creative vision to our group. We look forward to the bold, premium content Freedom Road Productions will bring to our deep and diverse television slate.”