It’s always the stories that are hidden within stories that get our attention. In a new piece by Deadline, they reveal that writers of 20th Television Animation’s adult comedy series Koala Man have signed a multi-year contract with Disney’s subsidiary and ABC Signature. Dan Herandez and Benji Samit are rising stars with their work on Kaola Man seemingly getting Disney interested in keeping them long-term. Yet, there’s one more detail snuck away in the reveal.
In the same article, they seemingly hint that the duo of Herandez and Samit are working on two unannounced projects. One is for Walt Disney Pictures without any further details about what it might be but the other raises an eyebrow. It seems they are also involved with Lucasfilm on a project, but no detail if this is a film or even a TV series.
EVP of 20th Television Animation’s Marci Proietto and ABC Signature’s Jonnie Davis had only praise for the duo and their work in a statement to the new contract.
Dan and Benji are wildly talented writers with a truly unique sensibility and a hilarious voice. We have been obsessed with their work for years and are very excited to continue our relationship in animation with them, and are thrilled to expand their development into live-action within our studio,” said Marci Proietto, EVP of 20th Television Animation and Jonnie Davis, President of ABC Signature. “We also can’t wait for viewers to dive into Koala Man, which is our first series with this incredible duo, launching on Hulu today.
It’s definitely an exciting move and showcases their excitement for working with the duo more. Whatever project they may be working on with Lucasfilm also teases a promising variety of projects that they’ll get to work on. Here’s hoping we might get to find out in the near future.