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One Day at a Time co-creator and showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett is headed to Amazon.
The executive producer of the former Netflix (and soon to be Pop TV) series has signed a multiyear overall deal at Amazon Studios, which outbid other suitors for her services. She’ll move to the streamer in June 2020, when her current deal with Sony Pictures TV expires.
Under the deal, Calderón Kellett will create and develop series and film projects for Amazon via her production company, GloNation. Should the Sony-produced One Day at a Time go beyond its fourth season on Pop, she’ll remain an executive producer, but co-creator Mike Royce will be the sole showrunner (the two currently share showrunning duties).
“Gloria is an incredible storyteller who has written and created series that are not only culturally relevant, but engaging, relatable and hilarious,” said Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon Studios. “We are all delighted that Gloria will join the Amazon Studios family and excited to see the new projects she’ll bring to our Prime Video customers around the world.”
Said Calderón Kellett, “I have been so blown away by the original series coming out of Amazon. Their commitment to supporting creators, specifically women, has been next level. It’s clear they are committed to supporting outstanding, quality television. When I met the diverse Amazon Studios team of creative executives, I immediately felt a kinship and connection. I could see immediately that our values and ideals in creating quality programming for underrepresented voices was a shared passion. I am overjoyed to take my next creative steps with them.”
One Day at a Time, a remake of the 1970s-80s Norman Lear series centered on a Cuban American family in Los Angeles, has earned near-universal critical praise. Netflix canceled the comedy after three seasons, but Pop picked it up three months later in the first instance of a linear network reviving a streaming series. Season four is scheduled to premiere in March.
Calderón Kellett joins a growing roster of creatives with deals at Amazon Studios, including Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, Jordan Peele, Lena Waithe, Connie Britton, Jack Ryan star John Krasinski, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel executive producers Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino and star Rachel Brosnahan and Game of Thrones alum Bryan Cogman.
Calderón Kellett’s other writing and directing credits include How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Devious Maids and Netflix’s upcoming Merry Happy Whatever. She has also acted on One Day at a Time, Jane the Virgin and HIMYM, among other shows. She is repped by Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, Felker Toczek and UTA for directing and acting.
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