'Dear White People' Showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser Inks Overall Deal With Lionsgate to Develop New TV Series
Photo Credit: LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27: Writer/producer Yvette Lee Bowser attends Netflix Dear White People S1, premiere LA screening 2017 on April 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Netflix)

'Dear White People' Showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser Inks Overall Deal With Lionsgate to Develop New TV Series

Lionsgate Studios has signed an overall television deal with the renowned writer, producer and showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser, which will expand their relationship, and see Bowser develop new television series under the agreement.

The news was announced earlier this week, after Lionsgate renewed its critically-acclaimed Netflix series Dear White People, for a third season. Bowser serves as executive producer and showrunner of the breakout university-set dramedy created by Justin Simien, based on his feature film of the same name.

Bowser is also known for her work in the Emmy-nominated ABC television series Black-ish and Fox’s 1990s comedy Living Single.

“We’re incredibly proud to begin this new phase of our relationship with Yvette who’s helmed some of the most iconic and diverse shows in television,” said Lionsgate executive vice president and head of worldwide scripted television Chris Selak. “With her creative vision, sophisticated wit and passion for telling authentic, relatable stories, we look forward to collaborating with her on new series that reflect her bold, original and provocative signature.”

“I’m delighted to expand my relationship with Kevin, Chris and the rest of the Lionsgate team through this exciting new venture,” said Bowser. “Lionsgate’s longstanding commitment to deliver daring premium content to diverse audiences makes them a perfect partner, and I look forward to working together on more projects for their slate.”

Bowser joins Lionsgate Television’s portfolio of elite creative talent that also includes Courtney Kemp, showrunner and executive producer of the hit Starz drama series Power, which returns for its fifth season in July.

No word at this time on what Bowser’s development slate might look like under this new deal.

Bowser is represented by WME and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.

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