Following the recently-finalized merger between the Walt Disney Company and 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Drew Goddard has signed a four-year, eight-figure overall deal with Disney's newly-acquired 20th Century Fox TV.
Under this deal with Fox TV, Goddard will write, create, direct and develop new projects for the studio for all platforms. The deal is effective immediately, now that that Disney's aforementioned $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox is complete.
Of course, this is not Goddard's first time working under Disney. Previously, he served as creator and executive producer on the hit Marvel Netflix series Daredevil. Additionally, Goddard has written for Daredevil, the Marvel Netflix crossover mini-series The Defenders, as well as ABC series Lost and Alias.
This isn't Goddard's first brush with Fox either. He was also a writer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel, as well as a script consultant on Deadpool 2. Moreover, he wrote and directed Bad Times at the El Royale and was tapped to do the same for the X-Force film. Although, thanks to the Disney-Fox deal, the future of the latter project remains uncertain.
"We have wanted to be in business with Drew since the day his work on our series Angel was over. That was in 2004," said Dana Walden, former Fox Television Group CEO and new chairman of Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment. "Having a new deal with him after all this time makes me unspeakably happy. As a writer and director, he's a 10; as a collaborator and magnet for other incredible writers, directors and actors, he is off the charts. Our goal is to support Drew as he builds his own spectacular production company inside of the Disney Television Studios."
Goddard himself chimed in, adding, "I'm thrilled to be working so closely with Dana and her team. My relationship with Dana stretches back to the beginning when I first started at Buffy. Since then, I have had the privilege of working with Disney and Fox for the majority of my career in television, and I look forward to continuing those relationships over the next few years."
In addition to his work for Disney and Fox, Goddard has also worked on such films and television shows as Paramount Pictures' Cloverfield, Lionsgate's The Cabin in the Woods and NBC's The Good Place.