12:00pm PT by Rick Porter
'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Showrunner Inks Warner Bros. Animation Overall Deal
Warner Bros. Animation has signed Mike Tyson Mysteries showrunner Hugh Davidson to an overall deal.
Under the multi-year exclusive deal, Davidson will develop, write and produce original animated properties across platforms for the studio. The pact also allows for him to create live-action shows through Warner Bros. TV.
The first project under the deal, Keeping Up With the Joneses, has a presentation order at HBO Max. It centers on an aging matriarch as she scrambles to keep up appearances in her wealthy, judgmental Texas neighborhood.
Davidson's deal is the second overall for Warner Bros. Animation. It follows one with Wellesley Wild, showrunner of the studio's Animaniacs revival. The studio is looking to expand its foray into adult animation, which has experienced a boom in the past couple years across both traditional outlets and streaming platforms.
"Mike Tyson Mysteries was our first big swing at producing an adult animated series here at WBA, and the show owes much of its success to the creative vision and work of Hugh, who is one of the funniest and most creative voices in the industry," said Sam Register, president Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. "As we move into this space even further, I'm thrilled that we are extending and expanding this creative partnership."
Said Davidson, "I have been at Warner Bros. Animation for 10 years, which in entertainment business years is about 100 years, so we finally decided to make it official."
In addition to Mike Tyson Mysteries, which recently wrapped its fourth season on Adult Swim, Davidson co-created, executive produced and starred in TV Land's comedy Nobodies and worked as a writer and voice actor on Robot Chicken.