Team Downey, the independent production company founded by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, has signed a first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment and have set their first project, Singularity, a new series created by Downey Jr. and Anthony Michael Hall. The series will star Hall, with the first episode being directed by Downey. The first-look pact includes scripted and non-scripted content for television, including digital.

“We are excited about Team Downey’s vision for developing and producing a broad scope of original premium content,” said Thomas Lesinski, Sonar Entertainment’s CEO. “Sonar is thrilled to partner with Robert, Susan and the entire team – it is another example of our commitment to forge creative collaborations with the most dynamic talent in the industry.”

The partnership with Team Downey is the latest in a series of first-look deals announced by Sonar. Other first-look independent production partners include George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures and StoryBy Entertainment. Team Downey is currently developing Bodies with Hulu; Baghdad Country Club with WBTV; and TC-83, which was created at Sony and acquired by Showtime.

Hall can next be seen in Warner Bros’ Live By Night opposite Ben Affleck and the Netflix feature War Machine opposite Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton. He is repped by manager Jonathan Brandstein and attorney Jeff Frankel.

Downey is repped by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson.


The Goldbergs will pay homage to the classic 1983 film National Lampoon’s Vacation in its annual fall tribute premiere episode on September 25. Christie Brinkley and Anthony Michael Hall have been tapped to guest star in the episode.

In “Vacation,” Beverly (Wendi McClendon-Covey) insists the family take a road trip to go on vacation to Disneyland in Anaheim, before Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and Barry (Troy Gentile) go off to college. But, like the film, things do not go as planned as they travel across the country. Meanwhile, Erica worries more and more about her relationship with Geoff (Sam Lerner) when he teases “we need to talk” and won’t tell her anything until the family returns from their adventure.

Hall and Brinkley will guest star in roles to be announced at a later date.

The Goldbergs stars Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz with George Segal as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg.

“Vacation” was written by Alex Barnow and Chris Bishop, and directed by Lew Schneider.

Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Chris Bishop and Annette Davis are executive producers. The Goldbergs is produced by Happy Madison, Doug Robinson Productions and Adam F. Goldberg Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Disney-owned ABC’s Modern Family saw the Pritchett-Dunphy clan visit Disneyland in a episode during Season 3 in 2012.

The Goldbergs Season 6 premieres at 8 PM Wednesday, September 25 on ABC.


Anthony Michael Hall has join the cast of Halloween Kills, the first of two announced sequels in David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s reincarnation of the Universal franchise. Deadline has confirmed that the veteran actor will star alongside Halloween queen Jamie Lee Curtis.

The continuation of the rebooted franchise features Curtis as Laurie Strode, her nemesis Michael Myers and the return of original director John Carpenter in a key role. The follow-ups are no-brainer after last year’s David Gordon Green-directed pic became the highest-grossing installment in the 40-year-old franchise with $255.5 million worldwide.

Hall’s recent credits include guest shots on TV’s The Goldbergs, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Riverdale, along with the features War Machine and Live by Night.

Produced by Trancas International Films, Miramax and Blumhouse Productions, Halloween Kills is set to hit theaters October 16, 2020. Variety first reported Hall’s casting.