David Schulner Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV

David Schulner. Photo by David Buchan/Variety/Shutterstock (9782828i)

Creator of medical drama New Amsterdam, David Schulner, has inked an overall deal with Universal Television. 

Under the new four-year overall deal with the studio, which extends a previous deal that dates back to 2010, Schulner will develop, write and executive produce programming across multiple platforms.

“David is a versatile writer and showrunner who has proven himself adept in multiple genres. His very clear vision and leadership has been critical to the breakout success of New Amsterdam around the world. I’m grateful that we get to continue this decade-long relationship,” Universal TV president Pearlena Igbokwe said in a statement.

Schulner added: “I started my career as a playwright and my dream was to be part of a theater company; working with the same people on different projects, growing and honing our skills together. I never thought I’d find such a place in television. I was wrong. Universal has been my home for 10 years and I’m thrilled I get to stay a little longer.”

News of Schulner’s deal follows comes less than a week after the announcement of another major deal between UTV and Julie Plec.