EXCLUSIVE: Verve has Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews who recently won a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Children’s Programs category for their Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
The two created and aired the series which is a prequel to Jim Henson’s 1982 feature film.
The duo join Tom Bezucha’s recently announced Verve signs (Let him go) and Susan Johnson (To all the boys that I’ve loved before) joining the growing list of Showrunners and series creators.
Addiss and Matthews are currently working on two untitled projects for Skydance and Lionsgate which are currently being kept under wraps.
The last two wrote the feature Life in a year with Nia Long with Jaden Smith and Cara Delevigne.
Matthews also has a solo script in development with Marc Platt Productions attached to the production and Andy Samberg is set to star.
Addiss and Matthews met over 10 years ago at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and both have sold pilots to ABC, FOX and FX, as well as features to Sony, Paramount and Broad Green.
They continue to be represented by Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
In addition to dramatically increasing its customer base over the past year, Verve has also added three new teams and recruited keys to build them – Sean Grumman from WME to head Talent, Chris Till from CAA to build and expand. the agency in New York. And theater presence, and Chernin’s Chris Lupo to oversee their foray into the on-screen books.