'Banshee's' Jonathan Tropper Inks Overall Deal at HBO, Cinemax

The two-year pact will keep the prolific writer-producer active at both pay cable networks.
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Jonathan Tropper

Jonathan Tropper is staying put at Cinemax.

The Banshee executive producer has inked a two-year overall deal at HBO and its sister network, where his action series is currently in production on its fourth season. But his work at both networks extends further. Tropper has signed on to write and executive produce the Justin Lin Cinemax pilot Warrior; sold hourlong drama American Body Plant, which he'll exec produce alongside Banshee's Greg Yaitanes, to the network; and did some consulting work and penned an episode for HBO's forthcoming rock 'n' roll series from Terence Winter.

As part of the new HBO/Cinemax pact, Tropper also intends to continue expanding his own production company, Tropper Ink, with projects for both pay cable networks. He will not only create his own fare but also supervise and exec produce projects with other writers and directors. 

Over in the feature world, Tropper has remained active as well. In fact, he's currently adapting the novel Priority List for Warner Bros. with Steve Carell and director David Frankel. He rewrote Lionsgate's Goodbye for Now, too, and did a production polish on Greatest Showman for Fox.

Tropper's résumé also includes a collection of well-received books, including This Is Where I Leave You, The Book of Joe and How to Talk to a Widower. His most recent novel and screenplay adaptation for One Last Thing Before I Go is set up at Paramount with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot producing.  

Tropper is repped by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone, attorney Fred Toczek and New York literary agent Simon Lipskar at Writers House.

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