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‘Koala Man’ Duo Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit Ink General Cope with twentieth TV Animation, ABC Signature

Author-producer workforce Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit have signed a multi-year general take care of twentieth Tv Animation, extending their relationship with the studio behind their new Hulu collection Koala Man. Samit and Hernandez are government producers and showrunners for the grownup comedy created by Michael Cusack, which premiered immediately (Jan. 9). The deal additionally contains an association with ABC Signature for live-action initiatives.

“Dan and Benji are wildly proficient writers with a really distinctive sensibility and a hilarious voice. We have now been obsessive about their work for years and are very excited to proceed our relationship in animation with them, and are thrilled to broaden their growth into live-action inside our studio,” commented Marci Proietto, Govt VP of twentieth Tv Animation and Jonnie Davis, President of ABC Signature. “We can also’t await viewers to dive into Koala Man, which is our first collection with this unimaginable duo, launching on Hulu immediately.”

Hernandez and Samit have been beforehand underneath a joint animated/live-action collection general take care of twentieth Tv.

The brand new settlement will see the Pokémon Detective Pikachu and Addams Household 2 scribes will develop, write and produce each animated and live-action collection for all platforms via their Hermit Home banner.

“We’re so excited to broaden our inventive partnership with twentieth Tv Animation and ABC Signature,” mentioned Hernandez and Samit. “Working with Marci Proietto and Chris Cikowski in addition to Jonnie Davis and Tracy Underwood has been a dream come true. We hope we may be collectively eternally, or a minimum of till the children go to varsity.”

Having kicked off their writing collaboration as undergrads at Brown College, Samit and Hernandez’s credit alco embody the Apple TV+ animated musical comedy Central Park and the 2016-19 live-action tackle The Tick, starring Peter Serafinowicz. They created and government produced the just lately premiered superhero coming-of-age comedy Extremely Violet & Black Scorpion (Disney Channel).

The pair’s subsequent writing undertaking will probably be a (possible live-action hybrid) characteristic movie starring Figment, the purple dragon mascot of Walt Disney World EPCOT’s Creativeness Pavilion, and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Level Gray Photos for Walt Disney Photos. They’re additionally creating to-be-announced Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Photos initiatives.

Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit are represented by 3 Arts, UTA and Jackoway.




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