Endemol Beyond USA Signs Deal with ‘Sopranos’ Drea de Matteo
Endemol Beyond USA, a channel affiliate of Endemol North America, inked a deal with Emmy-award winning actress Drea de Matteo to work on the development, production, and distribution of an original online series, “The Muthaship Starring Drea de Matteo.” Directed by Carter B. Smith of “Skate Maps,” it will launch as an Endemol Beyond USA original series this Spring.
In the new series, Matteo and her friends will serve as “the center of the story,” according to president of Endemol Beyond USA, Will Keenan. The show will be unscripted, following the actress as she “epitomizes the modern day woman.”
Matteo got recognition for her breakout role on HBO’s famous original series, “The Sopranos,” as Adriana La Cerva. She continued her television stardom on the hit FX show “Sons of Anarchy,” later appearing in some feature-length films, two of which have yet to hit the big screen.
Endemol Beyond launched at the end of 2013 and now has over 250 million views a month. The USA branch also signed a deal with Courtney Love, having launched her channel this past February.Tags: Carter B. Smith, Drea de Matteo, Edemol North America, Endemol Beyond, Endemol Beyond USA, original web series, Unscripted