Meghan Trainor has teamed up with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Entertainment for a unique overall deal, which includes a new comedy series.
The cross-platform collaboration with the company opens the door for the Grammy-winning singer’s potential scripted and unscripted projects across the network, cable, streaming and syndicated programming and throughout NBCU’s larger portfolio, which includes NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA and Peacock.
“In addition to being a phenomenally talented performer, Meghan is a vibrant and hilarious ray of light who is the perfect fit for NBC’s brand,” Susan Rovner, chairman, entertainment content, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming, said in a statement. “We love the idea of introducing Meghan into the world of scripted comedy as well as working with her to find all the creative and crazy ways she can engage with fans across our brands. With eight distinct platforms, we’re able to provide the ultimate playground for multi-hyphenate artists, and this is just one of the ways we’re leveraging our new structure to benefit both talent and audiences.”
Trainor will star in and help develop the new sitcom, the first project under the deal, although no concept or writers have been attached to the upcoming series. Her TV résumé includes voicing characters in the animated films Smurfs: The Lost Village and Playmobil: The Movie, as well as serving as a judge on Fox’s The Four: Battle for Stardom and The Voice UK.
“This collaboration with NBCUniversal is so beyond a dream come true,” Trainor added in an official statement. “I’m obsessed with and inspired by Susan and can’t wait to work with her and her incredibly talented team to bring our ideas to life.”