Viola Davis Enters Overall Development Deal With ABC Studios

JuVee Productions has also hired Bravo’s Andrew Wang as head of TV development and production

Last Updated: April 28, 2016 @ 12:17 PM

Viola Davis‘ JuVee Productions has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios, TheWrap has learned.

Under the agreement, the production company, which Davis co-founded with her husband, will develop new projects for broadcast, cable, streaming services and digital platforms.

JuVee Productions has also hired Bravo’s Andrew Wang as the company’s head of television development and production.

At Bravo, Wang was the vice president of scripted television development and production. His four-year tenure launched the cable network into scripted series such as “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “My So-Called Wife” and “Odd Mom Out.”

“We started JuVee because we wanted to see narratives that reflected our multi-ethnic and multifaceted culture,” Davis said in a statement. “We wanted to be a part of classic storytelling, and we didn’t want to wait.”

The deal comes a few days after ABC Studios signed a production deal with fellow Shondaland star Kerry Washington, who will develop projects under her Simpson Street production banner.

JuVee Production’s current development slate includes TNT’s “Conviction.” JuVee is represented by CAA.

ABC has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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