Dec 21, 2018
By Nicole Bitette
Thanks for a string of multifaceted talent deals inked in 2018, next year promises to be full of fantastic originals from Viacom’s creative roster.
Viacom continues to boast plenty of on-screen talent — but this year it also solidified talent partnerships behind the scenes with big names like George Clooney and Trevor Noah.
The company is committed to maintaining long-standing relationships talent, leading President and CEO Bob Bakish to dub it a “strategic priority.” Many of the talent have called some of its networks home — like Noah, who hosts Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Josh Horowitz, who got his start on MTV News and is now working on content for Viacom Digital Studios. Viacom also locked down multiple projects with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the stars and creators of Comedy Central’s breakout hit Broad City, which will come to an end in 2019.
In anticipation of the projects to come, we put together a roundup of the landmark talent who agreed to bring their talents to Viacom in the pursuit of great content.