Gloria Calderon Kellett, co-creator, executive producer and co-showrunner of Netflix’s One Day at a Time, has signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV, the studio behind the reboot of the Norman Lear classic.
Under the two-year pact, Kellett will continue as EP and co-showrunner on One Day at a Time, which she co-developed and runs alongside Mike Royce. She also will develop, write, produce and direct projects for network, cable and streaming platforms through her Big Girl Pants Pictures.
A reimagining of Lear’s 1970s sitcom, the multi-camera One Day at a Time premiered in January to strong reviews and has been renewed for a second season. It revolves around a Cuban-American family led by a recently divorced veteran mom, her two children, her old-school Cuba-born mother and their quirky building manager. Kellett pulled from her own life experience in shaping the show — her parents immigrated to America from Cuba during Operation Peter Pan.
Kellett began her TV writing career as a staff writer on the CBS comedy series How I Met Your Mother, rising to co-producer and earning an ALMA Award for one of her scripts in 2008. She then worked on such series as CBS/Sony TV’s Rules of Engagement, Lifetime’s Devious Maids and the CW’s iZombie before taking on One Day at a Time.
Kellett, who started her career as a playwright, is repped by UTA and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment.