Netflix inks first look deal with Bill Prady
James R | On 18, Jan 2020
Netflix has inked a first look deal with The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Prady began his work in entertainment in 1983 at Jim Henson Productions (then Henson Associates, Inc.). Working with Jim Henson, Prady wrote a wide variety of projects, the last being The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson, a posthumous tribute to the late puppeteer for which he received one of his five Emmy nominations.
In 2007, Prady co-created the hit CBS series “The Big Bang Theory” with television veteran Chuck Lorre. He served as an Executive Producer of that series until its finale in May 2019.
Now, he’s inked a first look deal for scripted series with Netflix. He will work with Netflix to develop, write and produce TV series across a range of genres including, drama, fantasy, science fiction and comedy.
Prady says: “The opportunity to partner with Netflix is about more than just the support and creative freedom they have enthusiastically offered. Their approach to television and respect for the viewer allow for the kind of in-depth storytelling I have long been a fan of. We are excited to not only develop and produce our own projects, but also to find and champion new voices with new visions.”
Channing Dungey, vice president of original content for Netflix, adds: “Bill Prady is a renowned storyteller, and with The Big Bang Theory he created characters who have defined a generation and will transcend the test of time. We’re excited to tap into his treasure trove of ideas and bring his next slate of projects to life.”