10:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Westworld' Co-Creator Lisa Joy Renews Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV
Lisa Joy is staying put at Warner Bros. Television.
The Westworld co-creator has renewed her overall deal with the independent studio behind the HBO hit.
Joy's new deal, said to be in the eight-figure range, will see her continue on as co-showrunner on the premium cable network's drama. Additionally, she'll create and develop new projects for the studio via her Kilter Films banner, which she runs with husband and Westworld co-creator/co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan, who has a separate overall deal with WBTV. Athena Wickham serves as head of production for the company.
Westworld earned critical reviews for HBO and became an instant watercooler show for HBO. It's a key part of the cabler's future as Game of Thrones continues to head toward its endgame. Joy and Nolan recently revealed that they were writing all 10 episodes of season two before production started in a bid to prevent delays that slowed its launch.
Joy earned a PGA Award nomination for outstanding producer of a drama series, a WGA Award for best drama series and a Golden Globe for the same.
For Joy's part, she's next set to write the feature film script for Battlestar Galactica for Universal Pictures. Her previous script, Reminiscence, placed in the top 10 of the Blacklist for best-written screenplays of 2013. It was one of the biggest spec sales of the year.
Her credits include the Emmy-winning ABC drama Pushing Daisies as well as USA Network's Burn Notice. She's repped by WME and Bloom Hergott.