The Walking Dead Writer LaToya Morgan Inks Exclusive WBTV Group Deal

LaToya Morgan has been on the rise in two of the industries we cover, television and comics. Comic book fans may know the wordsmith for her work with Zenescope Entertainment, where she wrote Goddess Inc., a modern-day reimagining of the Greek and Roman pantheon as murderous fashion moguls. She also contributed to Zenescope's Robyn Hood and Grimm Tales of Terror titles and Space Between Entertainment's Modern Dread anthology of horror. On the TV side, Morgan has written for fan-favorite shows Shameless and Parenthood. As a part of her overall deal with AMC, she was a staff writer on Turn, Into the Badlands, and The Walking Dead. We've previously reported on Morgan's role in The Walking Dead writers' room. With her AMC deal ending, the comic book scribe/screenwriter recently made industry news with a new Warner Bros. Television Group deal announced first and exclusively at Deadline Hollywood.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 08: LaToya Morgan speaks onstage during the "How Stories Are Told: Voices of Genre" panel the AMC Network Summit on April 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for AMC)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 08: LaToya Morgan speaks onstage during the "How Stories Are Told: Voices of Genre" panel the AMC Network Summit on April 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for AMC)

In the original announcement, it was reported that the exclusive overall deal was for three years and priced in the high-seven figures range. Under the terms of the deal, Morgan will develop, write, and produce new television projects via her newly launched TinkerToy Productions across all platforms, including on-demand/streaming (including WarnerMedia's HBO Max), broadcast, premium, and basic cable networks.

LaToya took to Twitter to add a personal note to this announcement when she retweeted it. "Off the charts excited for this spectacular new chapter at Warner Bros.!" LaToya wrote. "Dreams do come true."

Those dreams are certainly big, if the first project LaToya Morgan is working on for Warner during this new deal is any indication. The announcement goes on to reveal that Morgan will co-write Duster, a crime drama about a getaway driver, with J.J. Abrams for his Bad Robot studio. This collaboration with J.J., one of the premiere creators of genre content of the past two decades, seems perfect for a creator like Morgan whose work thus far has focused on high concepts and compelling characters.

LaToya Morgan isn't finished with the comics industry, either. The announcement ends with the reveal that she has a new graphic novel titled Dark Blood debuting from BOOM! Studios next year. If the success of BOOM!'s recent creator-owned series are any indication, LaToya's is going to continue to be a creator to watch in both industries in 2021.

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