Darren Star Signs with Universal Television


Multihyphenate producer and creator Darren Star has inked a multiyear overall deal with Universal Television.

Star has had a career that spans over three decades in the television industry, creating such series as Sex and the City and its reboot And Just Like That…, Emily in Paris, Younger, Melrose Place and Beverly Hills, 90210.

“Darren is a singular voice who has created signature shows for multiple networks and platforms since the beginning of his career, from the hills of Beverly to the streets of NYC to the Champs-Élysées,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, chairman at Universal Studio Group. “As we think about the talent we want to bring to the studios, Donna and I often talk about brand-defining storytellers, and Darren is one of the few brand names whose stories have entertained television audiences for over three decades. We look forward to championing his remarkable vision.”

“Donna Langley inspires me with her vision and passion for storytelling, and I’m excited to work with Pearlena Igbokwe and the Universal Television team,” Star said. “I am thrilled to embark on this new creative partnership with NBCUniversal, where I will have the unique ability to develop shows for the internal portfolio, including Peacock, as well as outside platforms and networks.”