HBO Resurrects ‘Project Greenlight’ with Affleck & Damon

Project Greenlight

Award winning actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will bring their search for a first time director back to HBO. It was announced this week by the premium channel’s president of programming Michael Lombardo that the documentary series Project Greenlight has been re-commissioned after last airing on HBO back in 2003.

“We are delighted to reunite with Ben and Matt for a new season of PROJECT GREENLIGHT,” noted Lombardo. “This unique show offers a fascinating look inside moviemaking that is unlike anything else on TV.”

“Project Greenlight was ahead of its time,” Affleck shared when talking about the relaunch of the series. “Now that technology has caught up to the concept, we thought it was a perfect time to bring it back. A whole new generation of filmmakers has grown up sharing everything, and the next big director could be just an upload away. It is really great having PROJECT GREENLIGHT back at HBO.”

“Project Greenlight works — careers have been launched and sustained as a direct result of this contest,” said Damon. Pete Jones, John Gulager, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are just a few of the PGL alums who’ve gone on to do great things in Hollywood, and Ben and I are really proud of that.”

‘Project Greenlight’ gives viewers an inside look at the evolution of a first-time director as he goes through pre-production, casting, principal photography and post-production. The series is produced for HBO by Adaptive Studios in association with Affleck and Damon’s Pearl Street Films and Miramax. Marc Joubert, TJ Barrack, Perrin Chiles, Marshall Lewy and Zanne Devine also serve as executive producers. A premiere date has yet to be announced.