Searchlight Television
IndustryProduction company
FoundedApril 2018; 4 years ago (2018-04)
FoundersDavid Greenbaum
Matthew Greenfield
HeadquartersBurbank, California, U.S.
Key people
Bert Salke (president)
ParentSearchlight Pictures
(The Walt Disney Studios)

Searchlight Television is an American television production company that is a subsidiary of Searchlight Pictures, part of The Walt Disney Company. Founded in April 2018, broadening the variety of projects produced under the namesake Searchlight Pictures film banner. It is headed by David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield.[1][2]

Both original material and adaptations of Searchlight's existing film library will be produced for cable, streaming and broadcast television, in the form of documentaries, scripted series, limited series and more. In April 2019, the Hulu streaming service ordered The Dropout, starring Amanda Seyfried from Searchlight Television and 20th Television.[3] The studio is also developing an adaptation of the City of Ghosts novel with ABC Signature and an adaptation of N. K. Jemisin's Inheritance Trilogy with Westbrook Studios.[4][5] In October 2021, Hulu ordered a sequel series to the Mel Brooks film History of the World, Part I from Searchlight Television and 20th Television.[6]


Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2022 The Dropout Hulu with Elizabeth Meriwether Pictures, Semi-Formal Productions, and 20th Television [7]
2023 History of the World, Part II Hulu with 20th Television [6]
TBA The Full Monty FX on Hulu with Little Island Productions and FX Productions [8]
TBA La Máquina Hulu with La Corriente del Golfo and 20th Television [9]
TBA Razzlekhan: The Infamous Crocodile of Wall Street Hulu with Vox Media Studios [10]
TBA Untitled City of Ghosts series TBA with ABC Signature [4]
TBA Untitled Inheritance Trilogy series TBA with Westbrook Studios [5]
TBA Never Let Me Go FX with DNA TV and FX Productions [11]


  1. ^ Fleming, Mike (April 11, 2018). "Searchlight Launches TV Division; David Greenbaum, Matthew Greenfield Upped To Production Presidents For Film, TV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Bradley, Laura. "What Searchlight's New TV Division Means for the Future of Prestige TV". Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2019-04-10). "Hulu Orders 'The Dropout' Limited Series Starring Kate McKinnon As Elizabeth Holmes From Searchlight TV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  4. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (March 11, 2021). "'City of Ghosts' Series Adaptation in the Works at ABC Signature, Searchlight Television (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 12, 2021). "N.K. Jemisin's 'The Inheritance Trilogy' To Be Developed As TV Series By Searchlight TV & Westbrook Studios". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (2021-10-18). "'History of the World Part II' Variety Series Ordered at Hulu, Mel Brooks to Write and Executive Produce (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 29, 2021). "Amanda Seyfried To Play Elizabeth Holmes In 'The Dropout' Hulu Limited Series About Disgraced Theranos Founder". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  8. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2022-03-28). "'The Full Monty' Returns as Disney Plus Series With Original Cast and Creators". Variety. Retrieved 2022-03-29.
  9. ^ White, Peter (2022-07-27). "Gael García Bernal & Diego Luna To Star In Searchlight TV's Spanish-Language Boxing Limited Series 'La Máquina' For Hulu". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2022-09-20). "Lily Collins To Star In 'Razzlekhan: The Infamous Crocodile of Wall Street' True-Crime Limited Series In Works At Hulu". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-09-20.
  11. ^ Hailu, Selome (2022-05-09). "'Never Let Me Go' Series in Development at FX". Variety. Retrieved 2022-05-27.