3:08pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
McG Inks Overall Deal With ABC Family, ABC Studios, ABC Signature
McG and his Wonderland Sound & Vision banner have a new home.
The prolific executive producer/director has inked a two-year deal with ABC Family, ABC Studios and its cable-focused arm, ABC Signature.
Under the pact, McG will direct and develop scripted drama and comedy series as well as produce digital content for multiple platforms.
The news marks McG and his Wonderland banner's first studio pact since exiting a deal with Warner Bros. Television in 2013.
The new deal comes as McG has four series on the air: ABC Family's upcoming Shadowhunters and freshman comedy Kevin From Work (having helmed both pilots), as well as The CW's Supernatural and NBC's sophomore drama Mysteries of Laura.
"Everything McG touches gets bigger and better. I’m thrilled that Shadowhunters will showcase his brilliant work as a director when it premieres in January,” said ABC Family executive vp programming and development Karey Burke, whose network will rebrand as Freeform in January. “McG will be ushering in new ideas and projects to live under our new Freeform banner.”
Added McG: “I’m delighted to be a part of the Disney ABC Television Group team. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work closely with the entire Disney family, especially Karey Burke and Tom Ascheim in the launch of Freeform."
McG is repped by WME.