New agreement elevates veteran animation producer to co-showrunner alongside series creator Loren Bouchard.
Nora Smith, executive producer of the animated hit Bob’s Burgers, has signed a multi-year overall deal with the now Disney-owned 20th Century Fox Television, Deadline reports.
The new agreement elevates Smith to co-showrunner alongside series creator Loren Bouchard, with whom she wrote the script for the forthcoming Bob’s Burgers movie. Smith is also the co-creator of Apple’s animated series Central Park, which she executive produces at Fox TV with Bouchard and Josh Gad.
Smith, who has been with Bob’s Burgers since the beginning, previously worked with Bouchard on his Adult Swim series Lucy: The Daughter of the Devil.
“Nora is an amazing talent and we are so excited to build upon our relationship with her,” Marci Proietto, EVP, Animation, said in a statement. “She’s extremely collaborative and loved by anyone who gets to work with her. I’ve watched her grow from a staff writer in season 1 of Bob’s into an incredible creative force. But most of all, I’m so proud of all she’s accomplished and happy that we will be in business with her for many years to come.”