Comedian and Daily Show alum, Wyatt Cenac has signed a cross-studio overall deal with Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Cartoon Network Studios (CNS). Under the pact, Cenac will develop and produce animated programming at both studios for a range of audiences, including preschool, kids and adult audiences.
As of now, Cenac has two projects in active development at the studios — an animated longform movie and an adult animated series. The deal also marks a return to the medium for Cenac, who began his career in animation writing for four seasons on King of the Hill beginning in 2002.
“It is a huge win to have someone as funny, insightful, and unique as Wyatt join us at the studios,” said Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios president Sam register. “His creative voice further expands the variety of stories we can tell, and I look forward to a great partnership.”
As part of the deal, Cenac will also assist on other series development at the studio. It’s the second cross-studio overall deal at both WBA and CNS; Cenac joins Looney Tunes Cartoons executive producer and showrunner Pete Browngardt. “All that time I spent watching cartoons instead of doing my homework is finally starting to pay off,” Cenac said in a statement.
Cenac rose to prominence on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and won three Emmys as part of the Comedy Central show’s writing team. As an actor, he recurred on Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, Fox’s The Great North and Bob’s Burgers, and FX’s Archer. He also starred in the TBS alien abduction comedy series People of Earth. Cenac received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album for his second hour-long comedy special Brooklyn.
Cenac can also be seen in the Emmy-nominated digital series aka Wyatt Cenac on First Look Media’s Topic.com. Starring, written, and directed by Cenac, aka Wyatt Cenac was nominated in 2018 for the Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, and received a Webby Award nomination for Best Individual Performance. He recently produced Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas, which aired for two seasons on HBO.