‘Abbott Elementary’ Creator Quinta Brunson Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

Quinta Brunson (Credit: Jonny Marlow)

Quinta Brunson, who created and stars in the hit ABC comedy Abbott Elementary, has signed an overall production deal with Warner Bros. Television to make the studio her home for new TV projects, the company announced Thursday.

Under the agreement, Brunson will continue to serve as executive producer, writer, and star of Abbott Elementary. She developed the series at Warner Bros. Television, which produces the show in association with 20th Television.

“Quinta Brunson is a tour de force and a powerhouse talent, and we are beyond thrilled to be continuing our partnership with her through this new overall deal,” WBTVG Chairman Channing Dungey said in a statement. “What Quinta and her Abbott Elementary team have achieved in the first season is just extraordinary. We cannot wait for season two, and to explore many future projects with her in the coming years.”

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As part of the deal, Brunson will create, develop, and produce original programming for all platforms, including but not limited to Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO Max, external streaming platforms, cable channels, and the broadcast networks.

Financial terms of the multiyear agreement were not disclosed.

“I’m excited to expand my long-running creative partnership with Warner Bros. With Abbott as our anchor, I look forward to what we’ll create next,” Brunson said.

Abbott Elementary debuted in December 2021, and has been renewed for a second season, which premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9/8c on ABC.

The series centers on a second grade teacher at Abbott Elementary, a fictional predominantly Black school in Philadelphia. It co-stars Tyler James Williams, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Chris Perfetti, and is currently nominated for seven Emmy Awards, including three for Brunson.