By Dylan Kickham
Updated December 16, 2015 at 11:14 PM EST
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The Chronicles of Riddick

  • Movie

Vin Diesel just got a big boost in bringing his Chronicles of Riddick companion television series to reality. The famous multi-hyphenate signed a producing deal with Universal Television on Wednesday, and one of the first things Diesel is pitching is a complement series to his Riddick franchise, which he wants to call Merc City.

Diesel’s deal with Universal is a multi-year, first-look producing contract between Universal Television and Diesel’s company One Race Productions. This will mark One Race’s second foray into television, the first being The Ropes, a web series that lasted one season in 2012. Since being established in 1995, One Race has been behind 12 films, including three movies in the Fast & Furious franchise and the two most recent Riddick films, and the upcoming fourth installment in thefranchise.

Only time will tell if Universal will sign off on a Riddick pitch, but one thing you can be sure of is that Vin Diesel will be splitting his focus between the big and the small screen now.

The Chronicles of Riddick

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 115 minutes
  • David Twohy