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Greg Berlanti Extends Development & Production Deal with Warner Bros.


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Creator, executive producer and writer Greg Berlanti has agreed to a multiyear extension of his overall development and production deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, continuing to call the studio home through 2024.

Finacial terms were not disclosed.

Under the agreement, Berlanti will continue as executive producer of series such as All American, Arrow, Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Riverdale and Supergirl for The CW; Blindspot for NBC; God Friended Me and The Red Line for CBS; Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for Netflix; Doom Patrol and Titans for the DC Universe digital service; and You for Lifetime. Berlanti Productions also produces the animated digital series Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Constantine: City of Demons for CW Seed.

The agreement extends the current relationship between the studio and Berlanti Productions, which dates back to 2011, when Berlanti returned to WBTV and developed Arrow, the first of the DC Entertainment-based series. Berlanti had previously been with the Studio from 2002 to 2006, having done Everwood and Jack and Bobby.

Berlanti and his team will continue to develop original programming—dramas, comedies, long-form/event series and potential digital content—for all platforms. Berlanti Productions’ series will be produced in association with Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Scripted Television or the Television Group’s digital studio, Blue Ribbon Content. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will distribute shows globally.

Berlanti said, “I’m incredibly grateful to Peter Roth, Kevin Tsujihara, Craig Hunegs, Susan Rovner and Brett Paul and everyone else here at Warner Bros. who has provided me with such a wonderful home to tell stories for many years—and now many years to come. A lot has changed about TV since I started working in it 20 years ago, but what hasn’t changed is how blessed I feel to come to work every day, where I work with the most talented, hardest-working company, executives, showrunners, actors, writers, directors, casts and crews in the business. I’m eternally grateful to all of them and to the audiences that have watched our shows. And finally, I’m thankful for the love, guidance and support I get from my husband, my family and my friends, which make moments like this one possible and all the moments in between the real reward.”

Warner Bros. Television Group’s president and chief content officer, Peter Roth, said, “We could not be more excited to extend our partnership with Greg Berlanti, a true giant in the television industry. Greg has been integral to our success since his return in 2011, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with him and the entire Berlanti Productions team.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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