‘Star Trek’ EP Alex Kurtzman Lands Overall Deal at CBS

Laura Prudom

Alex Kurtzman’s new production company, Secret Hideout, has signed a multiyear overall television deal with CBS Television Studios, it was announced Friday. Under the pact, CBS will have exclusive rights to produce all television content created and developed by the company.

Kurtzman’s upcoming CBS series “Star Trek: Discovery” will be the first show produced under the new banner. Kurtzman co-created and executive produces the franchise revival along with Bryan Fuller. The series is set to bow on the network and its online streaming platform CBS All Access in May 2017.

Kurtzman’s previous production company was K/O Paper Products, which was a collaboration with Roberto Orci. The shingle produced CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” and “Scorpion,” and Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” which were all recently renewed for new seasons and will continue production under the new banner.

After a successful collaboration at K/O Paper Products, Heather Kadin will serve as President of Television at the new company. Kadin will continue to serve as an executive producer on “Sleepy Hollow,” “Scorpion,” and “Star Trek: Discovery” in her new role. Former VP of Television at K/O Paper Products, Aaron Baiers, will also stay on with Secret Hideout as VP of Television where he will serve as a producer for “Star Trek: Discovery.”

“David Stapf and his team have been incredibly supportive and tremendous creative collaborators,” stated Secret Hideout’s Kurtzman and Kadin in a statement. “As Secret Hideout begins to develop and produce new properties and ideas and as the landscape of television evolves, we are thrilled to be working alongside them for the next four years.”

Secret Hideout is represented by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler.

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