Emmy-nominated Hacks co-creators Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs are extending their relationship with Warner Bros. TV.
The couple, and their manufacturing firm, Paulilu, has signed an unique, multiple-year total deal to create and develop TV content material for the studio whose streaming sibling, HBO Max, distributes the Jean Good comedy.
Aniello and Downs inked with Warners following a aggressive state of affairs wherein they have been pursued by a number of different shops. It’s the primary total for Aniello and Downs with Warners after the duo have been beforehand housed at Comedy Central.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the staff at WBTVG, as we’ve got lengthy admired the work they do. Additionally, we heard they’re giving us the Central Perk set on the lot for our places of work…? Very cool!” Aniello and Downs mentioned in a joint assertion.
The information comes as Hacks, which they co-created alongside Jen Statsky, is nominated for 15 Emmys. The trio scored nominations for excellent comedy sequence and writing for a comedy, with Aniello additionally scoring a point out for her directing work on the Common Tv comedy. Statsky, it’s value noting, has had an total cope with Common TV courting again to her time on the studio’s The Good Place in 2019. She just lately re-upped that deal following the breakout success of Hacks.
Earlier than Hacks, Aniello and Downs wrote, directed and exec produced Comedy Central’s Broad Metropolis. The duo additionally wrote and produced Sony’s Tough Night time. Downs had on-screen roles in each, whereas Aniello directed the latter. Aniello additionally exec produces Comedy Central’s Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens. Along with Statsky, they function co-showrunners on Hacks, which was shortly renewed for a second season after changing into a vital breakout. The sequence is at present licensed recent with a 100% ranking on RottenTomatoes.com.
Aniello and Downs are repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Ziffren Brittenham.