The prolific showrunner returns to the studio behind ‘Lost’ with a four-year pact.
Under the pact, Cuse and Genre Arts — headed by president Lindsey Springer — will create and produce content across all network, cable and streaming platforms while also working with other writers.
Sources note that Cuse opted to return to ABC Studios — where he served as co-showrunner for six seasons of ABC’s Lost — after fielding multiple offers from other studios, including co-financing deals. The goal will be for Cuse to help bring ABC Studios into the competitive cable landscape, where the studio thus far has been slowly building a roster of programming via its ABC Signature banner. (Those shows include Showtime’s SMILF, FX’s animated Deadpool, Freeform’s Black-ish spinoff as well as Marvel properties Cloak and Dagger and New Warriors, among others.)