“New Amsterdam” showrunner David Schulner has signed a four-year overall deal with Universal TV.
Schulner will develop, write and executive produce programming for network, cable and streaming platforms. This new deal extends the relationship Schulner has had with UTV since 2010. He will remain as showrunner for NBC’s “New Amsterdam,” which was recently renewed for three more seasons.
“David is a versatile writer and showrunner who has proven himself adept in multiple genres,” Universal TV President Pearlena Igbokwe said. His very clear vision and leadership has been critical to the breakout success of ‘New Amsterdam’ around the world. I’m grateful that we get to continue this decade-long relationship.”
“New Amsterdam” is averaging a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.8 million viewers overall per Nielsen’s Live-plus-seven-day metric. Schulner started his television career on Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz’s “Once and Again.” Other credits include the first season of “Desperate Housewives,” “Everwood,” “Kings,” “Tell Me You Love Me,” “Do No Harm” and “Emerald City.”
“I started my career as a playwright and my dream was to be part of a theater company; working with the same people on different projects, growing and honing our skills together,” said Schulner. “I never thought I’d find such a place in television. I was wrong. Universal has been my home for 10 years and I’m thrilled I get to stay a little longer.”