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TV, Film Scribe Josh Friedman Signs with Universal TV

In-demand drama showrunner to join Peacock's 'Crossbones' as co-exec producer

Josh Friedman has inked a two-year overall deal with Universal TV, and will serve as a co-exec producer on NBC’s pirate drama “Crossbones” as a part of the deal.

Friedman recently was under an overall at 20th Century TV, and is a sought-after showrunner in the drama space. Under his deal with Universal TV, he will develop and supervise projects for the studio.

Friedman created and exec produced “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” and has penned and produced pilots including “The Asset,” “Locke and Key,” “Prodigy” and “Elementary” for ABC. Friedman also has a long list of film credits, including serving as co-writer on Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” and penning “Black Dahlia.”

Josh Friedman puts a distinct, unique spin on everything he writes,” said Universal TV topper Bela Bajaria. “He taps into interesting worlds and is a very talented writer. We’ve followed his career for years and are excited to be in business with him.”

Friedman is repped by UTA and attorney Karl Austen.

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