House of Tomorrow will produce feature films as well as drama and comedy series.
Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have launched House of Tomorrow, a new production house that will operate within entertainment group Endemol UK.
The production company will produce dramas, comedy series and feature films for the UK and international markets.
With Brooker as creative director and Jones as managing director, the new firm will build on the productions that have been written by Brooker and executive produced by Jones.
These include Emmy-winning satirical drama series Black Mirror for Channel 4, which has sold in over 80 countries; detective spoof A Touch of Cloth for Sky One, which has been picked up in more than 60 countries; zombie thriller Dead Set for E4, sold in over 140 countries; and the Brooker-presented satirical Wipe programmes for the BBC.
House of Tomorrow already has projects in development for broadcasters in the UK and US and further announcements are expected soon.
Brooker said: “The one thing the world doesn’t need is yet more entertainment, but unfortunately for the world that’s what we’re hell-bent on producing.
“We’ll produce fun in all its guises, whether that be the laugh-a-minute gaiety of Black Mirror, the show-stopping musical stylings of Weekly Wipe, or some hitherto-untested form of amusement that just about fits on a screen.”
Jones added: “It’s an exciting time for original drama and comedy drama at the moment. We’re hoping to build on the international success of Black Mirror and make some bold and distinctive drama that traumatises viewers here and across the Atlantic.
“As well as shows that Charlie has devised, we will be developing projects with both established and new writers so we don’t end up killing each other.”
Brooker is a writer, producer and presenter who was one of the founding creative directors of comedy producer Zeppotron, which became part of Endemol UK in 2000.
Jones was managing director of Zeppotron from July 2004 until November 2012, when she stepped down to focus on scripted projects alongside Brooker. She was formerly Endemol UK’s head of business development and before that headed up Endemol UK’s M&A team as well as working on strategy for the UK group.