Josh Friedman Inks 2-Year Pact With Universal Television, Joins 'Crossbones'

The executive producer behind "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" moves from 20th Television.
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Josh Friedman

Josh Friedman is setting sail with Universal Television.

The executive producer behind Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has inked a two-year overall with the studio and joined upcoming pirate drama Crossbones, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Under the pact, Friedman will develop and supervise projects for the studio and will serve as a co-executive producer on the drama starring John Malkovich.

"Josh Friedman puts a distinct, unique spin on everything he writes. He taps into interesting worlds and is a very talented writer," Universal Television's Bela Bajaria said. "We've followed his career for years and are excited to be in business with him."

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Before coming to Universal TV, Friedman had an overall deal with 20th Television, where he was an executive producer/writer on last year's drama pilot The Asset, which was passed over at Fox as well as Fox's graphic novel adaptation Locke and Key. More recently, he served as a writer/consulting producer on Fox's short-lived Bones spinoff The Finder. On the feature side, his credits include co-writing War of the Worlds for Steven Spielberg and penning Black Dahlia for Brian DePalma.

Friedman is repped by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman. Crossbones will premiere midseason on NBC.

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