Apple TV+ inks overall deal with Julia Louis-Dreyfus
James R | On 24, Jan 2020
Apple TV+ has inked an overall deal with Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Louis-Dreyfus, who first made her mark on Saturday Night Live, has become a mainstay of US TV comedy, recently completing a seven-season run starring in HBO’s Veep.
The star and executive producer has been on screens long before then, though, with Emmy-winning turns in Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine to boot. Over her career she has racked up 11 Emmy wins out of 24 nominations, with 6 of those for Veep, plus 9 SAG Awards.
Now, she’s signed her first overall deal, inking a multi-year agreement with Apple’s new subscription streaming service. The deal will see her develop new projects exclusively for Apple TV+, both as an executive producer and star.
“I am thrilled about this new partnership with my friends at Apple,” Louis-Dreyfus said in a statement. “Also, many thanks and kudos to my representatives for structuring the deal in such a way that I am paid in AirPods.”