– Renown Nigerian producer-writer, Kay Oyegun, has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV for This Is Us series
– The studio said they are very fortunate to continue having Kay with them as she has contributed greatly to the success of the series
– In her response, the Nigerian writer said she could not believe what just happened, calling the latest development a blessing
Nigerian producer and writer for This Is Us, Kay Oyegun, has signed a very important deal with 20th Century Fox TV, the studio that produced the series.
Deadline reports that the Nigerian has been working on This Is Us since the series began, doing so as a staff writer before she rose to be a producer-writer.
In the studio’s statement on the deal, it praised Oyegun’s brilliance and how her creativity has taken the series to what it presently is.
Carolyn Cassidy, 20th Century Fox Television president of creative affairs said they are very much interesting in working with her and hope she keep bring “bold ideas” to make the series greater.
“We feel very fortunate to continue our relationship with Kay who has played a pivotal role in the This Is Us writers room since day one and has written some of the most memorable episodes including ‘R&B’, and this season’s ‘The Dinner And The Date’
“It was evident very early to all of us at 20th that Kay was someone we wanted to be in business with for a long time. We are very pleased to have her continue to tell beautiful stories on This Is Us while also bringing us new bold ideas,” it said.
It should also be noted that the producer writer is an NAACP Image Award winner and Humanitas nominee and has written other successful scripts like Queen Sugar and has sold another to Paramount for Assisted Living.
She is also working on Children of Blood and Bone, a fantasy film based on bestselling novel of the same name by Tomi Adeyemi.
In her response to the news, Oyegun said she is amazed that she is going to be continue on a show she is very passionate about.
“Carolyn, Howard and Craig trust storytellers and I can’t imagine collaborating with better partners. I’m still pinching myself. I get to continue on a show I love with people I adore and I get to create new dynamic stories for 20th. It is all a blessing,” she said.
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