Bill Prady’s Pine Tree First Look Deal With Warner Bros. Television – Deadline
Bill Prady, co-creator of The Big Bang Theoryreturns to Warner Bros. Television.
Prady’s Pine Tree Entertainment, which he runs with former Netflix exec Chris Sanagustin, has struck a first deal with the studio behind the long-running CBS sitcom Prady co-created with Chuck Lorre.
This comes just two years after Prady first struck a deal with Netflix.
The new multi-year deal will see Pine Tree develop scripted programming featuring multi-camera and single genre comedies, dramas and series, for a variety of platforms, including HBO Max, cable and broadcast networks and non-Streamers. owned by Warner Bros.
In addition to reuniting Prady with the studio behind 279 episodes of The Big Bang Theory, it also reunites him with Channing Dungey, chairman of the Warner Bros. television group, who signed Prady to his Netflix contract. The deal also sees Sanagustin return to the studio, where she got her first Hollywood gig as a production assistant.
Prady got his entertainment break at Jim Henson Productions and also worked on series such as Married… with children, Dream On, Caroline in the city and Dharma and Greg.
Sanagustin was previously director of international originals at Netflix, where she oversaw Brazilian series, including No one is watching, and has overseen drama series such as Bates Motel, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and The Mindy Project.
Bill Prady said: “It’s exciting for Chris and I to be back at Warner Bros., a studio I first called almost two decades ago. We are thrilled to partner with a creative team that shares our vision for innovative television and the promotion of new voices.
Prady is represented by Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston and Lichter Grossman. Sanagustin is represented by Patti Felker.