Peter Murrieta signs deal with Universal Television

Peter Murrieta signs deal with Universal Television

Murrieta to create original content for Universal Television

Universal Television

Popular American producer and writer Peter Murrieta has signed a first-look deal with Universal Television. According to a report published in Variety, Murrieta, will develop exclusive and original content for broadcast on cable, and streaming platforms.

"We couldn’t be happier to be working with Peter in this new way. Besides being a hilarious writer and an all-around great guy, he has the amazing track record of championing and supporting fellow LatinX voices and talent. We look forward to all the great projects we get to collaborate with him on," said Universal Television, executive vice president of comedy development Jim Donnelly. 

Murrieta is best known for his work on the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, in which he served as head writer and executive producer in the first three seasons. He was previously an executive producer in Mr Iglesias, a comedy series on Netflix. Murrieta had also co-written the television movie Feliz Navidad which stars Mario Lopez and Paulina Chavez in the lead roles. 

Murrieta is currently busy with the work of IMDB TV show Primo. He is also developing an animated project for Amazon and a feature film for DreamWorks Animation.