Lionsgate in Overall Deal with Yvette Lee Bowser


Yvette Lee Bowser, executive producer and showrunner for the Netflix show Dear White People, has inked an overall deal with Lionsgate to develop new series.

The news comes on the heels of the season three renewal of the critically acclaimed show, which is based on the feature film of the same name and is produced by the independent studio. Bowser is also known for her work on black-ish and Living Single.

“We’re incredibly proud to begin this new phase of our relationship with Yvette, who’s helmed some of the most iconic and diverse shows in television,” said Chris Selak, Lionsgate’s executive VP and head of worldwide scripted television. “With her creative vision, sophisticated wit and passion for telling authentic, relatable stories, we look forward to collaborating with her on new series that reflect her bold, original and provocative signature.”

“I’m delighted to expand my relationship with Kevin [Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television Group], Chris and the rest of the Lionsgate team through this exciting new venture,” said Bowser. “Lionsgate’s longstanding commitment to delivering daring premium content to diverse audiences makes them a perfect partner, and I look forward to working together on more projects for their slate.”