Riff Raff strikes TV development deal with Newen Connect with the first project to be a political thriller starring Riff Raff co-founder Jude Law.

The deal with France’s Newen Connect enables significant funding for a TV development deal with Riff Raff Entertainment.

The deal was unveiled at Newen’s London TV Screenings event, the deal will provide Riff Raff with a cash injection to develop a slate of TV projects while also giving the company a distribution pipeline.

The developmnet partnership has already spawned three early stage projects with political thriller Foreign Desk, A female led show from Pure writer Kirstie Swain and a “talent-led TV project with acclaimed playwright Chris Urch.”

Riff Raff CEO Stephen Fuss said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Newen and leveraging their international distribution expertise to expand our television slate. This partnership will help us further our goal of making Riff Raff Entertainment the ultimate home for high-end talent to build their TV projects.”

Newen Connect boss Rodolphe Buet called the move a “significant step forward” for the outfit’s growth strategy in the English-language space. “Our investment and distribution expertise will offer Riff Raff an important route to market and the ability to quickly take its projects from the page to the screen,”.

Looking at the immediate upcoming projects for Riff Raff are two works starring co-founder Jude Law. These are the Justin Kurzel movie The Order and Netflix TV series Black Rabbit which also features Jason Bateman and co-produced with Bateman’s Aggregate. On the development slate is a rom-com written by Sharon Horgan, a historical-drama film penned by Justin Kuritzkes (Challengers) and other TV series with Jonathan Glatzer (Succession), Temi Wilkey (Sex Education) and Seth Sinclair (Pennyworth).