HBO Inks Overall Deal with ‘Silicon Valley’ Showrunner Alec Berg (EXCLUSIVE)

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HBO has signed writer and producer Alec Berg to an overall deal, Variety has learned exclusively.

As showrunner on “Silicon Valley,” Berg’s business with HBO is heating up even more, as he co-created Bill Hader’s upcoming comedy “Barry,” which was recently ordered to series.

Under the new two-year pact, Berg will continue his showrunner and exec producer duties on “Silicon Valley,” as well as exec producing “Barry.” He will also bring new development projects to the premium cabler.

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Berg has long been in the HBO family, as he was exec producer, writer and director on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on which he worked for four seasons. He first worked with Larry David on “Seinfeld,” rising the ranks from staff writer to exec producer. For his work on “Curb,” he shared three best comedy Emmy nominations, and for “Seinfeld,” he shared two noms.

Berg co-created “Barry” with Hader, and will serve as exec producer and writer. The series stars Hader as an ex-Marine who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest, but begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the theater scene. The half-hour comedy begins shooting in 2017 in L.A., and is slated to debut in 2018.

On the film side, Berg produced comedy flicks “Eurotrip” and “The Dictator.” He got his start as a writer on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” in the ’90s.

Berg is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.

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