“Hacks” co-creators Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs admire signed a multiyear overall address Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG). Financial phrases of the Warner Bros. address the duo’s production firm, Paulilu Productions, weren’t disclosed.
Beneath the unfamiliar deal, Warner Bros. TV Group will serve as Paulilu’s house for all contemporary television ventures. Aniello and Downs will create popular television programming for all of WB’s platforms, together with WarnerMedia’s HBO Max moreover to cable and broadcast channels, and external streaming products and services.
Jen Statsky, who co-created the Jean Dapper comedy with the Paulilu pair, isn’t any longer included in this settlement. She’s with Common TV.
Season 1 of “Hacks” became once nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, together with Prominent Comedy Sequence. Aniello, Downs and Statsky are additionally nominated for his or her writing, and Aniello landed a directing nod as wisely.
“We’re overjoyed to be partnering with the crew at WBTVG, as now we admire long admired the work they attain,” Aniello and downs said in a joint commentary on Monday. “Also, we heard they’re giving us the Central Perk feature on the lot for our workplaces…? Very icy!”
Forward of “Hacks,” Aniello and Downs wrote, directed and executive produced “Mountainous City” for HBO. Downs, an actor moreover to a writer, starred in “Mountainous City.”
Aniello executive produces “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” and “The Youngster-Sitters Membership.” Both she and Downs are represented by UTA, 3 Arts, and Ziffren Brittenham LLP.
Right here’s the “Hacks” logline: When bigger-than-lifestyles comedy diva Deborah Vance (Dapper) finds her career in jeopardy, she’s compelled to accomplice with entitled 20-something writer Ava Daniels (Hannah Einbinder). Their bond becomes a wretched and complex mentorship, navigating generations and class.
“Hacks” additionally stars Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Marcus, Deborah’s chief working officer; Kaitlin Olson as Deborah “DJ” Vance Jr., Deborah’s daughter; and Christopher McDonald as Marty Ghilain, CEO of the Palmetto Casino. Downs performs Jimmy, Deborah and Ava’s supervisor.