28 February 2013 12:48 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: El Rey, the upcoming Comcast cable network from filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa’s FactoryMade, is looking to make a splash with original scripted series. I have learned that Tres Pistoleros Studios, Rodriguez and FactoryMade’s production company, has signed a mega three-year deal with Reliance’s Georgeville Television that could be worth a quarter of a billion dollars. Under the pact, Georgeville, the independent TV studio formed by Marc Rosen and Motion Picture Capital’s Leon Clarance and Deepak Nayar, will produce a minimum of six 13-episode series for the new network at budgets rumored to be at least $3 million an episode. (Update 14:45 Pm: The El Rey-Georgeville TV deal has now been officially announced. You can read the press release under the story.) With the deal, El Rey hints at its future identity as a scripted player when it launches in January 2014. That »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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