Kevin Williamson Signs Overall Deal with Universal Television


Universal Television has signed an overall deal with Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer) and his production banner, Outerbanks Entertainment.

The writer-producer is currently developing several projects, including Rear Window, based on the classic Hitchcock film; The It Girl, based on the book by Ruth Ware; The Game, based on the film written by John Brancato and Michael Ferris; and a family crime drama called The Waterfront.

Williamson is known for co-creating the supernatural CW drama The Vampire Diaries, which ran for eight series and had two spin-offs, The Originals and Legacies. He also created the teen drama Dawson’s Creek, which ran for six seasons on the WB, as well as the Kevin Bacon drama The Following on FOX. His writing credits include Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Faculty.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of the Universal Television family,” said Williamson. “When making television, it’s so important to have partners who believe, support and inspire you. In Universal Television, I have found exactly that. I’m excited to be working with such an amazing team doing what I love to do.”

“Kevin is a prolific and brilliant creator with a proven track record of producing iconic hits for both the big and small screen,” said Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television. “He’s a trusted collaborator whose imagination is boundless and inspiring. We love our creative partnership with Kevin and his terrific team at Outerbanks. We think fans will love everything they are cooking up.”