Insurgent Media – the production company set up by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens – has inked a first-look deal with Cathy Konrad, the producer behind such TV series as Vegas, Zoo (pictured) and Scream.
The first project being developed under the pact is Cicadia 3301, a TV series based on the global online codebreaking phenomenon of the same name. The trans-media project will re-trace the events of January 4th, 2012, when an anonymous message was posted online looking to recruit “highly intelligent individuals”. Cathy Konrad will executive produce alongside Ezna Sands and Ashley Richardson for Insurgent Media.
“I have been fortunate in my career to work with partners who share my taste and passion for both genre and character stories,” said Konrad. “While working with the Insurgent team, it has become clear, very quickly, that we share a similar aesthetic and sensibility for storytelling, and that we are in sync with regards to the talent we want to be in business with and support creatively”.
“Our brand of content is bold, edgy and thought-provoking. We like entertainment that stays with you after the credits roll”, added Insurgent Media’s Ezna Sands. “Cathy shares this philosophy, as evidenced by the many groundbreaking films she’s produced over the years. Her wealth of experience, impeccable taste and deep relationships will fuel our growing slate of projects.”