Paramount+ effectively surrounds Alex Kurtzman Continuous dependence Star Trek, And it’s clear that CBS will keep the director and producer on board at all costs. CBS studio has sign The deal will allow Kurtzman and his Secret Hideout division to exclusively produce shows for Paramount+ and other platforms by 2026.He will continue to lead Star Trek CBS stated that the effort is “the next six years”.
CBS did not say how much it paid, although deadline source clear The agreement is “in the range of $150 million.” Kurtzman’s existing transaction is still two years away, but the value of “only” $25 million is much lower.
Kuzman no less than six Star Trek On-going shows, including existing productions Find, Picard and Lower deck And upcoming efforts, such as Strange new world, child prodigy And currently unnamed Article 31 Split. He is also responsible for Showtime products such as the upcoming The man who fell to the earth TV remake, And let Secret Hideout work on projects such as Stephen King’s short story adaptations.
Therefore, it is not surprising that CBS will pay a premium for Kurtzman. Although he is not the only one who created well-known shows for Paramount+, losing him and Secret Hideout may leave a huge gap in CBS’s streaming strategy. Of course, the risk is that CBS further associates its destiny with a person and a production company-if there are major problems with Kurtzman’s show, Paramount+ may be in trouble.
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