Carlton Cuse
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Genre Arts


In March, Cuse signed a new multiyear first-look deal with Amazon Studios, which had previously employed him as showrunner for the first two seasons of series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” But the Harvard-educated writer-producer, who won an Emmy for his work on the long-running ABC series “Lost,” still had one more project to burn off that he made under his previous overall pact with ABC Signature — the Apple TV+ limited series “Five Days at Memorial,” starring Vera Farmiga, Cherry Jones and Cornelius Smith Jr., which debuted to widespread acclaim in August. Written (based on a book by Sheri Fink), directed and showrun by Cuse and John Ridley, it follows doctors and nurses as they struggle to treat patients at a New Orleans hospital that is without power in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.  


  • LOST


  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showrunners Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
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Showrunner Carlton Cuse Sets Rich Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Showrunner Carlton Cuse Sets Rich Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Carlton Cuse is returning to ABC Studios, setting a mammoth overall deal with the Disney division where he spent six seasons shepherding “Lost" with Damon Lindelof.The four-year pact, valued in its entirety in the low eight-figures, puts Cuse in a league with the richest showrunner deals in town.Cuse will launch a new production banner dubbed Genre Arts, and he has recruited longtime Amblin TV executive Lindsey Springer to serve as president. Cuse will focus on collaborating with other writers and...


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