Greg Berlanti extends his massive deal with Warner Bros. TV
Uber producer Greg Berlanti isn’t leaving Warner Bros. TV anytime soon!
The man behind the Arrowverse, Riverdale, and more hit shows has extended his exclusive overall development and production deal with Warner Bros. Television Group through 2024. The deal is reportedly valued at more $300 million over the next six years, according to trade reports.
Berlanti is only the latest prolific producer to ink a massive overall deal. Last August, Shonda Rhimes made the jump to Netflix with a multi-year deal, and in February, Ryan Murphy signed a deal with the streamer, too, which is reportedly worth $300 million.
Under the new agreement, Berlanti, who has been with WBTV since he developed Arrow in 2011, will develop all kinds of original programming for a variety of platforms. Furthermore, he will continue to executive-produce the 14 shows he currently has in production: Arrow, Black Lightning, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Supergirl, and newcomer All-American on the CW; Blindspot for NBC; new series God Friended Me and The Red Line over on CBS; Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for Netflix; Doom Patrol and Titans for DC Universe; and You for Lifetime. Berlanti Production is also behind the animated digital series Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Constantine: City of Demons on CW Seed.
“I’m incredibly grateful to Peter Roth, Kevin Tsujihara, Craig Hunegs, Susan Rovner and Brett Paul, and everyone else here at Warner Bros. who has provided me with such a wonderful home to tell stories for many years — and now many years to come,” said Berlanti in a statement. “A lot has changed about TV since I started working in it 20 years ago, but what hasn’t changed is how blessed I feel to come to work every day, where I work with the most talented, hardest-working company, executives, showrunners, actors, writers, directors, casts, and crews in the business. I’m eternally grateful to all of them and to the audiences that have watched our shows. And finally, I’m thankful for the love, guidance, and support I get from my husband, my family, and my friends, which make moments like this one possible and all the moments in between the real reward.”
WBTV president and CCO Peter Roth added in a statement: “We could not be more excited to extend our partnership with Greg Berlanti, a true giant in the television industry. Greg has been integral to our success since his return in 2011, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with him and the entire Berlanti Productions team.”