Global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) announced a first-look deal renewal with renowned filmmaker, producer and show creator Datari Turner under his Datari Turner Productions banner.
Building from the 2016 initial partnership which saw success with titles such as the hit WEtv series Growing Up Hip Hop and Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, Turner will continue to create, produce and develop original programming. “Datari has been an incredible partner to work with. Growing Up Hip Hop has turned into a successful franchise and both series have connected with audiences and found record ratings on WEtv. We are pleased to expand our relationship with Datari and continue the success we have fostered together,” said Tara Long, eOne’s EVP, Alternative Programming, Television. “I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to be able to continue and expand on the successful partnership that Datari Turner Productions has had with Entertainment One,” said Turner. “Tara Long and the entire eOne team have been amazing partners. I’m excited about our current slate of new projects and to continue to produce more entertaining and ground-breaking content.”
Turner has produced over 200 hours of original programming for networks such as WEtv, BET, TvOne, Starz, Showtime, and Oxygen. Growing Up Hip-Hop is currently airing its fourth season staring Angela Simmons and Romeo Miller, and ratings-hit Growing Up Hip-Hop Atlanta staring Bow Wow recently wrapped production on season two. Datari serves as creator and executive producer for both series.