CBS Television Studios has signed an overall deal with Star Trek: Discovery executive producer Alex Kurtzman for his new production company, Secret Hideout. The pact succeeds the overall deal Kurtzman and former producing partner Bob Orci had at the studio for their K/O Paper Products. The new pact, which came after a lengthy transitional period, gives CBS Studios exclusive rights to Secret Hideout’s TV content.
Former WBTV executive Heather Kadin, who was president of television for K/O under the companies deals at 20th TV and then CBS TV Studios, serves in the same capacity at the new company.
The first show produced under the new banner is the upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery, co-created and executive produced by Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller. The drama is set to bow on CBS and SVOD platform CBS All Access in May 2017. Over its lifespan, K/O Paper Products has yielded such series as Hawaii Five-0 (CBS), Sleepy Hollow (Fox), and Scorpion & Limitless (CBS).
Kurtzman is an executive producer on all K/O and Secret Hideout series currently on the air. Kadin serves as an executive producer on Sleepy Hollow, Scorpion, and Star Trek: Discovery. Former VP of Television at K/O Paper Products, Aaron Baiers, will also stay on with Secret Hideout as VP of Television where he will serve as a producer for Star Trek: Discovery.
“(CBS TV Studios president) David Stapf and his team have been incredibly supportive and tremendous creative collaborators,” said Kurtzman and Kadin. “As Secret Hideout begins to develop and produce new properties and ideas and as the landscape of television evolves, we are thrilled to be working alongside them for the next four years.”
Secret Hideout is repped by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler.