Emmy Award-winning Mike Tyson Mysteries and Nobodies writer/producer will develop original animated projects across all WBA platforms; his ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ gets presentation order.
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has signed an exclusive, multi-year overall deal with Emmy Award–winning writer/actor/producer Hugh Davidson (Nobodies, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Robot Chicken). His first project under this new deal, Keeping Up with the Joneses, has received a presentation order from HBO Max. The series follows an aging matriarch scrambling to keep up appearances in her wealthy, judgmental Texas neighborhood.
Davidson will develop, write, and produce original animated projects at WBA across all platforms, including premium/pay and basic cable channels, streaming/on-demand and digital platforms, and the broadcast networks. In addition to WBA, the deal also allows for Davidson to develop, write, and produce original live-action scripted projects through Warner Bros. Television.
This marks another overall deal for WBA, joining the previously announced pact with Emmy-nominated producer, Wellesley Wild; the animation studio continues to strengthen its in-house producer lineup and further expand into adult animation.
Davidson most recently served as executive producer and showrunner of the hit adult animated series Mike Tyson Mysteries, which concluded its fourth season on Adult Swim earlier this year. Prior to that he was the co-creator, executive producer, and star of the Melissa McCarthy executive produced comedy series, Nobodies, which ran for two seasons on TV Land. His other credits include writing for WBA’s The Looney Tunes Show, which ran for two seasons on Cartoon Network, as well as writing and voicing multiple characters for the popular Adult Swim series Robot Chicken. His work on the Robot Chicken franchise garnered Davidson an Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-format Animated Program as well as four other Emmy nominations. Davidson is also a main company member of the renowned comedy and improv troupe, The Groundlings.
“Mike Tyson Mysteries was our first big swing at producing an adult animated series here at WBA, and the show owes much of its success to the creative vision and work of Hugh, who is one of the funniest and most creative voices in the industry,” commented WBA and Cartoon Network Studios president, Sam Register. “As we move into this space even further, I’m thrilled that we are extending and expanding this creative partnership.”
“I have been at Warner Bros Animation for 10 years, which in entertainment business years, is about 100 years, so we finally decided to ‘make it official’,” added Davidson.
Source: Warner Bros. Animation