Greg Berlanti has signed a new overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, which ensures his production company Berlanti Productions will remain based at WB for its television operations through 2027.
Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman and CEO Channing Dungey praised Berlanti and expressed eagerness and excitement towards the stories that Berlanti’s team will be producing over the next few years.
“We’re beyond thrilled to continue our partnership with one of the most accomplished, celebrated, and compelling storytellers in the industry,” Dungey said. “Greg is a visionary, a pioneer, and a leader, but more than that, he’s a treasured member of the Warner Bros. family. Collaborating with Greg is a tremendous privilege, and we can’t wait to see what stories he and his team will bring to life in the coming years.”
New television programming will continue to be developed for all platforms, including Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO Max, external streaming services, cable, and broadcast networks.
“Every day I wake up grateful I get to tell stories for a living with so many talented people that I love,” Berlanti said. With this deal, I’ll be lucky enough to be going into my third decade of making TV and calling Warner Bros. my home.”
This deal continues the successful relationship of multiple renewed contracts between Berlanti Productions and WBTVG that goes back to 2001 with more than 40 shows produced or created by Greg Berlanti over the last 20 years, equating to over 1300 hours of television.
“Greg is a huge talent, and the impact of his prolific and powerful storytelling on Warner Bros. and audiences, and on our culture, is just ‘wow,’” said Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav. “He began his career with us, and we are incredibly fortunate that he will continue to build and grow our TV studio into the future.”
Reciprocating similar sentiments, Berlanti shared positive feelings about Zaslav.
“In my time getting to know David Zaslav, he is the most rare of Hollywood leaders: honest, loyal, and visionary about the kind of thriving Warner Bros. he wants to build for the future, where storytellers like myself can have a home to tell stories that excite and move audiences all over the world, for years to come,” Berlanti said.
During the 2019-20 season, Berlanti had 20 shows on air or in production at once, occupying five nights of programming throughout the week across six different networks and streaming services. Currently, Berlanti Productions has over 15 shows on the air or in production.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
For Dorkaholics, Berlanti was behind DC’s Arrowverse over the last decade, casting a spotlight on comic book characters like Green Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Superman, and Batwoman on The CW. This 38-season (and counting) run on all shows broke multiple ratings records for the network. Additionally, Berlanti expanded the DC multiverse with Titans, Doom Patrol, and DC’s Stargirl, with a new series, Dead Boy Detectives, set to air on HBO Max this year.
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