Paramount—the studio behind Yorkey's Netflix series 13 Reasons Why—will develop and produce his TV projects across cable, broadcast, and digital services.
Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television and Digital, told the industry website, “From Next To Normal to 13 Reasons Why, Brian has the innate ability to create both heart-warming and heart-breaking moments that fully immerse the audience and leave an indelible impact. Paramount TV seeks out visionaries like Brian to partner on compelling and original content and we are excited to see his next project.”
Yorkey has also been named the solo showrunner for 13 Reasons Why, which was recently renewed for a second season. He is also working on three theatrical projects: a musical adaptation of The Visitor and the Broadway-aimed Magic Mike (both with Kitt) and Corinna, Corinna with Alan Menken and Jessie Nelson.