Brett Goldstein, the Emmy-winning star and creator of Ted Lasso, has signed an exclusive overall agreement with the company behind the Apple comedy series, following a competitive bidding process.
Goldstein will conceive, create, and produce new TV shows for the Channing Dungey-led studio under the terms of the agreement. The agreement, which covers his writing and producing talents, follows two earlier agreements he inked with the studio for his acting and writing efforts on Apple’s Emmy-winning sitcom.
Goldstein received a significant rise in September for his Emmy-winning performance as Roy Kent, which saw his income leap from $50,000-$75,000 per episode for seasons one and two to $125,000-$150,000 for the forthcoming third cycle of the sitcom. Goldstein, who has written several episodes for the show, has also received a raise for his writing skills.
Jason Sudeikis, the star of Ted Lasso, has stated that the series would have three seasons. Apple and Warner Bros. executives have expressed a desire to keep the Emmy-winning comedy series on the air for a longer period of time, as well as a desire to produce spinoffs if the series genuinely ends with season three. Goldstein would be an obvious option to continue as a writer and star, and the Warners arrangement allows him to do so.
Goldstein began her career as a writer on Ted Lasso before being cast as the gruff yet endearing Roy Kent on the show. (During a July interview with TV’s Top 5, Goldstein explained how he transitioned from writing on the show to portraying Roy Kent.) He also works as a co-executive producer on Ted Lasso.
In addition, Goldstein is reuniting with Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence to create and executive produce Shrinking, a Warners comedy series starring Jason Segel that has received a straight-to-series order from Apple. Among his other accomplishments are the creation of AMC’s Soulmates and the hosting of the podcast Films to Be Buried With. Mosaic, B-Side Management, LARK, and Hansen Jacobson represent him.
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