After spending 15 years of his career at WME, Greg Berlanti has moved on with a new artist agency, CAA. So far, the director has managed to introduce a new universe to DC fans with Arrowverse, has worked on multiple Netflix originals, and is currently working on multiple projects. Considering his work for the CW shows with DC characters, the director was also considered to lead the DCU. However, the responsibility went to The Suicide Squad director, and James Gunn and Peter Safran were announced as the new CEOs of DC Studios.
The Arrowverse is coming to an end with the last season of CW’s The Flash. However, Greg Berlanti was expected to join the Green Lantern series as a writer, which was announced in 2019. But his shift to one of the biggest agencies comes as the Love, Simon director wants to expand his domain.
Greg Berlanti Joins a New Agency, CAA
Greg Berlanti, the TV and film director, has signed a deal with CAA (Creative Artists Agency). Before CAA, the director was with WME and worked for 15 years under the agency. However, considering the ongoing changes in the industry, he wanted to explore more.
Insiders have claimed that the filmmaker made the decision because he “aims to evolve his domain.” Insiders have also shared that the decision is voluntary and “no inciting incident” has caused him to switch agencies. Berlanti was represented by Ari Greenburg at WME.
CAA managing director and co-chairman Bryan Lourd has been looking forward to signing the You creator for a while. Berlanti is also known to have a good relationship with the managing director.
The shift may also be the result of Berlanti seeking to explore more field. The director has been exploring his film work with features like Amazon’s My Policeman, and Apple’s Project Artemis. He has also been working on several projects under his own production company.
Warner Bros. Want Greg Berlanti to Extend His Deal
Greg Berlanti worked with Warner Bros. to develop the Arrowverse with DC characters. However, with the DC studios moving ahead with its new plan, it has already canceled the planned projects under Arrowverse.
Two of the remaining projects under his plan are the upcoming season of The Flash and Superman & Lois. And Superman & Lois is not be based in Arrowverse. Berlanti is still in the middle of negotiations with Warner Bros. regarding the $400 million deal. The Broken Hearts Club director signed the deal with the studio in 2018.
While the deal will come to an end in 2024, Warner Bros. reportedly wants Berlanti to extend the deal, although he has not revealed his decision yet. As DC Studios aims to develop an MCU-like cinematic universe, it has raised uncertainties for Berlanti’s future projects related to DC.
Greg Berlanti is currently working on a Green Lantern series with a new director, which is expected to release on HBO Max. Berlanti also has two more years left in his first-look deal with Netflix. He is also working with Apple Studios on Project Artemis, starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum as leads.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter