EXCLUSIVE: Good Girls executive producer Carla Banks Waddles expands her relationship with Universal Television by signing an all-inclusive deal with the studio behind the popular NBC series.
Banks-Waddles worked his way up in a half-hour comedy before moving on to drama. She caught the attention of Good Girls executive producers / co-showrunners, Jenna Bans, who created the hour-long series, and Bill Krebs in 2018, and joined the show in season 2 as an advisory producer. She was named co-executive producer for season three and promoted to executive producer for the upcoming fourth season.
Banks-Waddles also wrote NBC / Varsity TV drama pilot At That Age, who co-produced the project with Malcolm D. Lee and Debra Martin Chase. The pilot was given the green light in early 2020 but rolled through 2021 due to production disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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“We’re thrilled to be officially in business with Carla Waddles,” said Erin Underhill, EVP, Drama Development, Universal TV. “We have had the pleasure of working with her on Good Girls and the development of At That Age over the past few seasons and we are fortunate to have convinced Carla to make UTV her home. Carla is an exquisite writer who brings so much authenticity, integrity and nuance to her prose, as well as a lot of fun and boldness. We foresee a long and rich partnership and can’t wait to dive in. “
Banks-Waddles also created the Bounce Network’s One Love TV series, starring Mark Curry and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Her other writing / producing credits include For Your Love, That’s So Raven, Half & Half, The Bill Engvall Show, Let’s Stay Together, The Soul Man, Truth Be Told, Hit The Floor, and Bigger.
“Everyone at UTV has been an incredible advocate of me and my voice,” said Banks-Waddles. “I am thrilled to continue to work with a great team of people who are all committed to telling authentic, inclusive stories.”
Banks-Waddles is repeated by Gersh, Shuman Co. and Felker, Toczek, Suddleson Abramson.