Disney’s ABC Signature Studios has signed a new overall deal with Alec Berg, who is the co-creator/executive producer on HBO’s “Barry”.
Under this three-year deal, Alec Berg will be developing new series projects for ABC across all platforms, including linear and streaming.
Alec Berg has been nominated for 23 Emmy’s and has spent most of his time working at NBC and HBO. Having previously worked on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”, “Silicon Valley”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Seinfeld”.
In a statement to Deadline, Jonnie Davis, President of ABC Signature, said:
“Alec is a comedic genius and creative force behind some of the greatest award-winning comedies of all time. His dexterity in humor is undeniable – as a writer, showrunner and director – and we are beyond thrilled that he will call ABC Signature his new home.”
Alec Berg also said in a statement:
“I have a distinct memory of being about seven years old and sitting on the couch with my older brother, scrubbed and ready for bed, both wearing pajamas with feet on them, watching ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney on a 19” TV and being enrapt. Now, fifteen years later, I have the distinct honor of working for that very same company. I’m thrilled they decided to hire me, and I’m looking forward to working as hard as I can to produce the kind of quality entertainment that has made Disney the greatest brand in media history.”