Thursday, March 23, 2023

‘Hacks’ Co-Creator Jen Statsky Extends Universal Television Overall Deal

Jen Statsky has extended her overall deal with Universal Television.

Statsky is the co-creator, co-showrunner and executive producer of the HBO Max comedy series “Hacks.” The series, which she created alongside collaborators Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs, recently earned 15 Emmy nominations and was renewed for a second season. Statsky received two Emmy Award nominations for “Hacks” – as executive producer in the best comedy series category and as co-writer of the pilot episode in the best writing for a comedy series category.

“We are ecstatic to be continuing our relationship with Jen,” said Jim Donnelly, executive vice president of comedy development for Universal Television. “She is a brilliant and inventive writer who not only has been a big part of the success of many of our favorite UTV shows, but has proven herself on another level with the success of ‘Hacks.’ We look forward to working with her for many years to come.”

Statsky signed her first overall deal with UTV in 2019. Before “Hacks,” she was a co-executive producer on NBC’s “The Good Place.” Her other TV credits include “Broad City,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Lady Dynamite,” and “Forever.”

“I’ve been so lucky to have had a creative home at Universal Television for several years now,” said Statsky. “Their support of ‘Hacks,’ not to mention my career at large since its earliest moments, has been nothing short of extraordinary, and I am so excited to keep working with Pearlena, Erin, Jim and the rest of their wonderful team.”

Statsky is repped by UTA, Mosaic and ID PR.


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