Schwimmer’s harboring Hancock

Exec to o'see development at 'Friends' thesp's shingle

“Friends” star David Schwimmer has partnered with vet NBC exec Larry Hancock to launch his Dark Harbor Prods. shingle.

Peacock sealed a first-look deal with Schwimmer in April to develop, produce and direct series (Daily Variety, April 10). Hancock, most recently a producer at NBC Studios, will now oversee comedy/drama/reality development at Dark Harbor.

“Larry Hancock will be a great addition to the venture David Schwimmer has formed,” said NBC Entertainment prexy Jeff Zucker. “I’m looking forward to some terrific new television programs to spring from their team.”

Prior to his stint as a producer, Hancock was VP of comedy development at NBC from 2000-02. While there, he had a hand in the development of Peacock laffer “Scrubs.”

Hancock first joined the Peacock as director of primetime series at NBC Studios in 1996. While there, he worked on series such as “Providence” and “Homicide: Life on the Street.”

Moving to the network, he developed “Will & Grace” and handled current series duties on dramas such as “ER” and “The West Wing.”

The exec joined NBC from MCA/Universal Studios.

“I am very excited to start working with Larry in developing new talent with provocative, edgy, original voices,” said Schwimmer, who’s repped by Gersh.

Thesp, best known for his Emmy-nominated turn as Ross Geller on “Friends,” has also directed a number of episodes of the hit comedy. He also helmed the Miramax film “Since You’ve Been Gone” and directed stage treatments of “The Jungle,” by Upton Sinclair, and “Alice in Wonderland.”

Schwimmer also adapted Studs Terkel’s book “Race” for Chicago’s Lookingglass Theater Co., which he co-founded in 1988.

More TV

  • RuPaul

    'RuPaul's Drag Race' Producers to Develop Comedy Film, Announce 'Drag Race Thailand'

    “Friends” star David Schwimmer has partnered with vet NBC exec Larry Hancock to launch his Dark Harbor Prods. shingle. Peacock sealed a first-look deal with Schwimmer in April to develop, produce and direct series (Daily Variety, April 10). Hancock, most recently a producer at NBC Studios, will now oversee comedy/drama/reality development at Dark Harbor. “Larry […]

  • 'Shannara Chronciles' Canceled After Two Seasons

    'Shannara Chronicles' Canceled After Two Seasons

    “Friends” star David Schwimmer has partnered with vet NBC exec Larry Hancock to launch his Dark Harbor Prods. shingle. Peacock sealed a first-look deal with Schwimmer in April to develop, produce and direct series (Daily Variety, April 10). Hancock, most recently a producer at NBC Studios, will now oversee comedy/drama/reality development at Dark Harbor. “Larry […]

  • Ignacio SerricchioBET 'Zoe Ever After' Panel

    Telemundo International Studios Unveils First Drama Series at NATPE

    “Friends” star David Schwimmer has partnered with vet NBC exec Larry Hancock to launch his Dark Harbor Prods. shingle. Peacock sealed a first-look deal with Schwimmer in April to develop, produce and direct series (Daily Variety, April 10). Hancock, most recently a producer at NBC Studios, will now oversee comedy/drama/reality development at Dark Harbor. “Larry […]

  • Black Lightning -- "LaWanda: The Book

    TV Review: 'Black Lightning' on the CW

    “Friends” star David Schwimmer has partnered with vet NBC exec Larry Hancock to launch his Dark Harbor Prods. shingle. Peacock sealed a first-look deal with Schwimmer in April to develop, produce and direct series (Daily Variety, April 10). Hancock, most recently a producer at NBC Studios, will now oversee comedy/drama/reality development at Dark Harbor. “Larry […]

  • EVERYTHING SUCKS!

    TV News Roundup: Netflix Releases Premiere Date, Trailer For '90s Comedy 'Everything Sucks!'

    “Friends” star David Schwimmer has partnered with vet NBC exec Larry Hancock to launch his Dark Harbor Prods. shingle. Peacock sealed a first-look deal with Schwimmer in April to develop, produce and direct series (Daily Variety, April 10). Hancock, most recently a producer at NBC Studios, will now oversee comedy/drama/reality development at Dark Harbor. “Larry […]

  • DEADPOOL

    MPAA: Film, TV Industry Paid Out $49 Billion in 2016

    “Friends” star David Schwimmer has partnered with vet NBC exec Larry Hancock to launch his Dark Harbor Prods. shingle. Peacock sealed a first-look deal with Schwimmer in April to develop, produce and direct series (Daily Variety, April 10). Hancock, most recently a producer at NBC Studios, will now oversee comedy/drama/reality development at Dark Harbor. “Larry […]

  • J.J. Abrams Broadway

    J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO

    “Friends” star David Schwimmer has partnered with vet NBC exec Larry Hancock to launch his Dark Harbor Prods. shingle. Peacock sealed a first-look deal with Schwimmer in April to develop, produce and direct series (Daily Variety, April 10). Hancock, most recently a producer at NBC Studios, will now oversee comedy/drama/reality development at Dark Harbor. “Larry […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content