11:00am PT by Rick Porter
'All Rise,' 'David Makes Man' Showrunner Inks Overall Deal at Warner Bros. TV
Dee Harris-Lawrence is setting up shop at Warner Bros. Television Group.
Harris-Lawrence, the showrunner of OWN's David Makes Man and co-showrunner of CBS' All Rise, has signed an overall deal at the studio, which produces both dramas. The pact marks her first overall deal with any studio.
"I am thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Warner Bros.," said Harris-Lawrence, one of The Hollywood Reporter's 50 most powerful showrunners of 2020. They've been collaborative and supportive on both David Makes Man and All Rise, and I am looking forward to the next chapter of creating new content and amplifying visionary storytelling."
Under the multiyear deal, Harris-Lawrence will continue her duties on David Makes Man, where she's been showrunner from the outset, and All Rise, which she joined midway through its inaugural season in 2019-20. (She'll also create, develop and produce new projects for the studio across all platforms.
David Makes Man won a Peabody Award for its first season and was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for best drama series. All Rise, which began its second season on CBS last week, was the first scripted series to produce an episode set during stay-at-home orders in the early days of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Harris-Lawrence's credits as a writer and producer also include USA's Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., Fox's Shots Fired and Star and CBS' Zoo. She is repped by Rain Management Group and attorney Gordon M. Bobb at Del Shaw.