UCP Renews Production Pact with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla


UNIVERSAL CITY: Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment have renewed their exclusive pod deal.

The renewal comes three years after their initial overall deal was signed. Valhalla is currently producing Hunters with UCP. Hunters is a sci-fi drama with a 13-episode straight-to-series order from Syfy. Other Valhalla and UCP projects include Falling Water, which has been ordered to pilot by USA, and serial drama Brothers in Crime. UCP and Valhalla have also teamed up with prolific graphic novel author Warren Ellis (Gun Machine) to develop his first TV series.

“Universal Cable Productions is proud to renew its partnership with Valhalla Entertainment,” said Jeff Wachtel, the president and chief content officer at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Gale is a powerhouse with a passion for making great content. Her taste is impeccable, and the scope of her projects matches up beautifully with where television is heading. We look forward to continue producing quality programming together.”

"Our partnership with Universal Cable Productions has been an incredibly collaborative and creative experience," said Hurd. "Having just renewed our deal, I look forward to a future of innovative and boundary-pushing projects, and can't wait to see where this partnership takes both of our companies."