Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed Ink Pod Deal With Warner Bros. TV
The couple, married in 2015, recently teamed to launch a production company.
star Ian Somerhalder is staying in business with Warner Bros. Television.
Somerhalder and his wife and producing partner Nikki Reed have signed a pod deal with WBTV,
Under the project, the couple — who married in 2015 and launched their company, Rare Birds Productions, the same year — will develop new projects for the studio behind The CW's
As part of the pact, Rare Birds has hired Tracy Ryerson as executive vp and Arianne Staples as vp, development and production. They will oversee the company’s scripted and unscripted television slate.
eighth and final season, the pact keeps Somerhalder in business with his longtime home at WBTV. Before
For Reed's part, she most recently was a series regular on Fox's 20th Century Fox TV-produced
, films in Atlanta. Her role wrapped at the end of season three. The pod deal brings Reed back to WBTV after a recurring role on
Somerhalder and Reed previously teamed on an episode of Showtime documentary
. Somerhalder is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Morris Yorn. Reed, whose credits include
franchise, is repped by Paradigm, Thruline Entertainment and Morris Yorn.
Ryerson most recently worked as vp, development at Caryn Mandabach Productions, where she developed projects for the U.S. and international markets. Before that, she served as director of development at Jerry Weintraub Productions, where she helped oversee
Staples hails from Rashida Jones & Will McCormack’s Le Train Train Productions, where she was director of development and helped shepherd pilots
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