Lauren Ash, star of NBC’s comedy Superstore, has signed an overall television development deal with NBCUniversal, according to Variety. The deal was inked less than a month after the series finale of Superstore aired in March.
Ash will create a half-hour pilot and collaborate on potential projects across NBCU’s various channels and platforms, including NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SyFy, Universal Kids, USA and Peacock, according to Variety.
“Lauren was the first actor we cast in Superstore and she impressed us with her considerable talent during the show’s six-season run,” said Grace Wu, executive VP, entertainment content casting, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, in a statement via Variety. “With the show ending, we want to help Lauren find her next starring vehicle and we are absolutely thrilled that NBCU will continue to be her home.”
“I could not be more excited that I get to stay within the NBCU family as I embark on the next chapter of my career,” Ash added via Variety. “NBCU has been endlessly supportive of me not only as an actor but also as a creative and I’m beyond humbled and grateful to get the chance to develop my own show under their umbrella this year. I’m deeply proud of the work I did on Superstore and can’t wait to move forward once again with NBCU in this new capacity.”
Deadline reports that this is NBCUniversal’s latest cross-platform deal, recently tapping Meghan Trainor to develop a comedy for NBC.
In addition to her work in all six seasons of Superstore, Ash voiced the role of Scorpia in Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. She previously starred alongside Rebel Wilson in ABC’s Super Fun Night and in films like The Disaster Artist, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Lars and the Real Girl.