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CBS Television Studios Extends Alex Kurtzman Pact


Alex Kurtzman, executive producer of Hawaii Five-0 and co-creator of Star Trek: Discovery, has signed a new pact with CBS Television Studios that runs through 2023.

CBS Television Studios has the exclusive rights to produce all television content created and developed by Kurtzman and his Secret Hideout outfit for the next five years. With the new deal, Kurtzman is tapped with overseeing the expansion of the Star Trek franchise for television, developing new series, miniseries and other content, including animation. Kurtzman and Secret Hideout—which is led by Heather Kadin as president—will also develop new IP for broadcast, cable and streaming.

“There is a very short list of writer-producer-directors that every film and television studio wants to be associated with, and Alex and his Secret Hideout team are always at the top,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios. “His talent, taste and ability to shepherd a successful project are unparalleled. Alex has done remarkable work for our studio, dating back seven years to the launch of Hawaii Five-0, and we are thrilled that he, Heather and their team will be partnering with us for a long time to come.”

Kurtzman added, “Since our first collaboration with Hawaii Five-0 almost a decade ago, Les, David and the full team at CBS Studios have been our foremost collaborators and champions, treating each project with integrity, supporting the creative visions and working breathlessly to make each episode of every show the best it can be. CBS has also allowed us the great pleasure of reintroducing the world of Star Trek audiences new and old, and we are very excited to keep working alongside them to expand that world.”


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