Under the pact, Wild will develop, write and produce new animated projects — for both adult, kid and family audiences — at WBA across all platforms, including premium/pay and basic cable channels, streaming/on-demand and digital platforms, and the broadcast networks. While the focus of Wild’s deal will be animation, the deal also encompasses the other scripted programming divisions of the Warner Bros. Television Group — such as Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Scripted Television and digital venture Blue Ribbon Content — for Wild to develop, write and produce original live-action projects at the Studio.
Warner Bros. Animation President Sam Register said: “From his impressive run on Family Guy to his notable list of credits, Wellesley knows how to produce quality animation and entertain audiences. The amazing work he is currently doing on Animaniacs is just one example of the versatile storytelling he brings to the Studio. This will be invaluable as we continue to expand our programming focus into more areas, including adult animation.”
Wild currently serves as showrunner and executive producer for the upcoming WBA/Amblin Television series Animaniacs, which is coming soon to Hulu.
Previously, Wild wrote for 10 seasons on Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy, rising to the level of executive producer and earning three Emmy nominations, one for Outstanding Comedy Series and two for Outstanding Animated Program. He co-wrote the feature films Ted, Ted 2, and A Million Ways to Die in the West with MacFarlane and Alec Sulkin. And Wild also served as co-executive producer on the MacFarlane-created series The Orville.
“Warner Bros. Animation has provided the support, flexibility and passion that top the wish list of any creator, so I’m thrilled to continue our relationship and adding to the legacy of this storied studio,” said Wild.
Wild is repped by Management 360 and attorney Ken Richman of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, LLP.