The co-writer who will be bringing Zola, the Twitter stripper movie to life, has just been tapped for an overall deal with HBO.
Jeremy O.Harris, 30, is the writer behind Slave Play, as well as the highly-anticipated film, Zola. On Monday, it was announced that Harris would also be joining HBO with an overall deal to create content for the mega network. As a part of the two-year deal, Harris will develop projects for HBO, including a drama pilot based on his Yale Drama School graduate thesis, which he is executive producing along with A24. In addition, he will also be a co-producer on season two of Euphoria. Harris previously served as a consultant on the first season, the Hollywood Report reports.
“Jeremy is a singular talent whose groundbreaking work in the theatrical space has already revolutionized Broadway, and we couldn’t be more honored to expand the reach of his voice in television,” said Francesca Orsi, HBO programming executive vice president said Monday in a statement. HBO will be returning the favor in the deal with Harris by supporting his theater career. HBO will give Harris a discretionary fund he can use to support theatrical projects that he commissions, produces, and creatively assists with.
“Since first embarking on a theater career, I’ve known that TV/film would most likely be the only space where I could build a livelihood for myself, like many other playwrights before me. Yet, I wanted to make sure that any company I worked with in that space recognized the importance of maintaining the delicate ecology of theater in these times,” said Harris. “To know that HBO also believed in that vision gives me immense hope for the future of both industries. This unique partnership means that the relationship between the worlds of theatre and television can become more symbiotic in years to come. This also gives me an opportunity to spread the wealth among a community that has shared so much with me.”