Vin Diesel Confirms ‘Riddick’ TV Series in Universal TV Deal
Back in November, Vin Diesel announced both a new Riddick movie and potential Merc City tie-in TV series in the most Vin Diesel way possible: saying literally anything over social media, and having it so. Welp, consider a small-screen Riddick a reality, as Diesel’s new development deal with Universal TV confirms a series going to market.
Per The Wrap, the Fast & Furious and Guardians of the Galaxy star signed a new deal with Universal under his One Race Productions banner, the first item of which will be the Riddick TV series. Diesel’s initial announcement suggested the title as Merc City, “a show that will follow the Mercs and Bounty Hunters of the Riddick Universe.”
Also confirmed is that David Twohy will pen the next cinematic installment in the Riddick franchise, which Diesel also identified as Furia, but it remains to be seen how much, if any involvement either would have with a potential TV series.
We don’t yet know which network might most be in the market for a Riddick series, if only to be in business with Vin Diesel, but where might prove the best fit? And can Katee Sackhoff lead it, please and thank you?