Jonathan Tropper, co-creator of Cinemax breakout drama Banshee, has signed an overall deal with Cinemax and sibling HBO. Under the pact, Tropper will continue to executive produce Banshee — Cinemax’s first homegrown hit from its current foray into primetime drama programming — which is in production on its fourth season.
In addition to Banshee, Tropper is writing and executive producing a drama project for Cinemax, Warrior, inspired by writings of Bruce Lee and shepherded by Justin Lin, who is set to direct and executive produce. Additionally, Tropper and fellow Banshee executive producer Greg Yaitanes recently sold hourlong drama American Body Plant to Cinemax, which was created by and will be written by fellow Banshees Jennifer Ames & Steve Turner.
Tropper also is in discussions on a number of other projects for both HBO and Cinemax, which he will develop through his production company Tropper Ink. He also recently did consulting work and wrote an episode for HBO’s upcoming Rock & Roll drama series.
On the feature side, Tropper is adapting the novel Priority List for Warner Bros, Steve Carell and director David Frankel. He rewrote Goodbye For Now for Lionsgate and Temple Hill. His most recent novel and own screenplay adaptation One Last Thing Before I Go is set up at Paramount with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot producing.
Tropper is repped by UTA, Tobin Babst at Kaplan/Perrone, attorney Fred Toczek and New York literary agent Simon Lipskar at Writers House.