“Big Bang Theory” star Simon Helberg and his wife Jocelyn Towne have closed an exclusive pod deal with Warner Bros. Television, the studio announced Thursday.
Under the terms of the two-year deal, Helberg and Towne will develop series for the studio via their new production banner, Wildline Entertainment.
The duo has brought in former movie producer Cora Olson to head development and supervise projects for the studio. Hailing from the independent film world, Olson has produced six features including the Sundance hit “Good Dick.” Olson, Towne and Helberg previously worked together when they made Towne’s debut feature “I Am I.”
Wildline currently has a half-hour comedy in development that Helberg will write for the studio. On the drama side, they closed a deal last week in a bidding war for “Legacy of Kings,” the first of the forthcoming “Blood of Gods and Royals” YA epic fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman.
Helberg and Towne will produce via their Wildline Entertainment banner for Warner Bros Television alongside Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer of Paper Lantern Lit, who packaged the book.
Previously, Helberg wrote and co-directed the feature “We’ll Never Have Paris” alongside Towne. The film starred Helberg, Melanie Lynskey, Maggie Grace, Alfred Molina and Zach Quinto and premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, where it sold to Orion.
Helberg is represented by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Myman Greenspan. Towne is represented by UTA.