Magazine article Screen International

Paramount Television Closes Overall Deal with Brian Yorkey

Magazine article Screen International

Paramount Television Closes Overall Deal with Brian Yorkey

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Paramount Television has closed an exclusive overall television deal with Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey.

The 13 Reasons Why showrunner and executive producer has signed a two-year deal with Paramount TV.

The overall deal gives Paramount TV exclusive rights to develop, produce and distribute all television projects from Yorkey across broadcast, cable and digital services.

The announcement comes on the heels of the recent second season renewal of Paramount TV's series for Netflix, 13 Reasons Why, which was adapted for television by Yorkey from Jay Asher's bestselling YA book.

Yorkey serves as executive producer alongside Tom McCarthy, Selena Gomez, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin, Mandy Teefey, Steve Golin and Michael Sugar.

"From Next to Normal'to 13 Reasons Why, Brian has the innate ability to create both heart-warming and heart-breaking moments that fully immerse the audience and leave an indelible impact," Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV and digital, said. "Paramount TV seeks out visionaries like Brian to partner on compelling and original content and we are excited to see his next project. …

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