HBO and Cinemax are staying in business with “Banshee” co-creator Jonathan Tropper, signing the writer/producer to a new two-year overall deal.
Under the deal, Tropper will continue to develop and create, write and executive produce shows under his Tropper Ink banner, and will also supervise and executive produce projects with other writers and directors for HBO and Cinemax.
Tropper is currently overseeing Season 4 of Cinemax’s “Banshee,” which he co-created with David Schickler. He is also set to direct an episode of the series in the upcoming season.
He recently signed on as the writer and executive producer of Cinemax pilot “Warrior.” The Justin Lin-directed crime drama is based on a passion project of Bruce Lee’s before he died.
Tropper also wrote an episode of HBO’s Untitled rock and roll drama from Terrence Winter and Martin Scorsese, and sold the hour-long drama “American Body Plant” to Cinemax.
In addition to feature projects, including “Priority List” with Steve Carell attached to star, Tropper is also a prolific novelist, authoring “This Is Where I Leave You,” “One Last Thing Before I Go” and other bestsellers.
He is represented by UTA, Tobin Babst at Kaplan/Perrone, attorney Fred Toczek and New York literary agent Simon Lipskar at Writers House.