“Power” executive producer David Knoller has just gained more control at Starz.
Knoller, who’s among the executive producers of the recently renewed drama (which also counts Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson among its executive producers), has entered an overall deal with Starz.
The two-year deal calls for Knoller to focus on producing, writing and directing. In addition to developing original programming for Starz, he will continue to executive producer “Power” and the upcoming series “Blackbirds.”
“Blackbirds,” based on the Chuck Wendig series of novels, will tell the story of Miriam Black, a hitchhiker who struggles with a unique ability to see how and when you die when she touches you. John Shiban (“Hell on Wheels,” “Breaking Bad”) is adapting the novels, with Knoller developing under his Knollwood Productions banner.
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“David is one of those rare people who is able to make everything he’s involved in better. As a producer and creator we believe in David’s ability and look forward to our continued relationship,” Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik said.
Knoller, whose other credits include the series “Carnivale” and “Big Love,” added that he’s “humbled” by the new deal.
He said it has been a creative reunion to work with Starz CEO Chris Albrecht and Zlotnik again, “and I am humbled and appreciate the opportunity and their confidence in me to help bring exciting programming to Starz,” Knoller said.