The wide-ranging pact calls for Fulwell 73 to develop TV projects across broadcast, cable and digital platforms for the studio that is home to CBS’ “Late Late Show.” The company’s first project is the series rendition of the popular “Late Late Show” segment “Carpool Karaoke” for Apple Music.
“Ben and Fulwell’s creativity and willingness to take risks have made them one of the U.K.’s most versatile, award-winning producers,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios. “The new ‘Carpool Karaoke’ weekly series is a great start to our partnership with Fulwell 73 and we look forward to more unique and innovative programming across different platforms.”
Fulwell 73 was created in 2005 by brothers Gabe and Ben Turner along with their cousins Winston and Leo Pearlman. The banner is known in the U.K. for a range of productions including the sports documentary “The Class of 92” and One Direction concert “One Direction 3D: This is Us.” At present the company is in production on a documentary on Olympic runner Usain Bolt, “I Am Bolt.”
Under Winston’s leadership as exec producer, “Late Late Show” has emerged as a buzzy success. After a little more than year on the air, the show has yielding the “Carpool Karaoke” daily spinoff, and it has grabbed an Emmy nomination for talk-variety show in its first season.
“I am so delighted that we are partnering with CBS Television Studios,” Ben Winston said. “David Stapf and his team have been the greatest partners on ‘The Late Late Show,” and I am so excited about what else we can do together going forward.”
Pearlman added that expansion to the U.S. had “always been a dream of ours” among the Fulwell 73 partners.
(Pictured: Ben Winston, Ben Turner, Gabe Turner and Leo Pearlman)