Judd Apatow signs major multi-year film and television deal with NBCUniversal

Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow
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Judd Apatow and Universal have had a long and successful working relationship At this point; though he’s bounced around a bit with his television work — especially his Emmy-winning streak The Zen Journals of Garry Shandlingwhich went to HBO — and dawdled a bit with Netflix recentlywas the vast majority of Apatow’s cinematic output in the studio.

Now this relationship is to be expanded even further meeting reports that the 40 year old virgin The director and producer just signed a massive, multi-year first look deal with NBCUniversal. It’s not clear if it’s TV and film Yet what the new deal is worth — but given that Apatow has brought literally billions of dollars to the company over the past 17 years, we’ll guess: Extensive.

The result of this new deal is that we can expect most of Apatow’s upcoming work – both the stuff he writes and directs as well as his extensive production work – to end up somewhere under the company’s umbrella, whether distributed by Universal, be aired on NBC or possibly appear as part of the issue of the Streaming service from the Peacock company.

Apatow’s film production has slowed somewhat in times of pandemic, although his latest feature, starring Pete Davidson The King of Staten Island, performed well with both critics and VOD audiences. He is currently producing at Nick Stoller brothersin which Billy Eichner stars while his next attempt at directing is on the bubble, about a crew of actors trying to fulfill their franchise commitments fighting dinosaurs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also currently working with Ramy Youssef and the comedian steve way, at dystrophya new TV series based on Way’s life and co-produced by A24.

In other words: The Apatow train rolls along, like him continue to be one of the only steadfast ones Providers of hit low-to-mid budget comedies working in the Hollywood ecosystem. no wonder that NBCUniversal would hope to stay on board.

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Lindsay Lowe

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