All American showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll has renewed her overall deal at Warner Bros. Television Group and has formed her production company, Rock My Soul Productions.
WBTVG states that the deal is an exclusive, multiyear one for the creator and her company. This is her second overall deal with WBTVG. She has been based there since 2018. Additionally, former AGBO executive and WME agent Lindsay Dunn has joined Rock My Soul Productions as its new head of television.
Carroll said in a statement, “I am so excited to continue my partnership with Channing Dungey, Brett Paul, and the extended WarnerMedia family. We’ve only just scratched the surface of the stories we want to tell together. Our mission at Rock My Soul Productions is to create content that leaves the world a little bit of a better place than how we found it. Warner Bros.’ continued support of this mission means everything to me. am also grateful to my former agent and longtime friend, Lindsay Dunn, for joining and elevating the Rock My Soul family as our Head of Television. Her immense talent, leadership skills and incredible passion for creating content that makes a difference is beyond inspiring.”
Carroll will remain showrunner and executive producer of All American and its upcoming spinoff, All American: Homecoming. As part of the pact, Okoro Carroll will continue to serve as executive producer and showrunner of the hit The CW/WBTV drama series All American, as well as the upcoming spinoff All American: Homecoming, which debuts in midseason on The CW. She and Rock My Soul will also develop new programming for all platforms, including WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, external streaming services, cable, and the broadcast networks.
The first project under the new deal is a sequel to the 1990s series, Life Goes On. Okoro Carroll will write and executive produce the series. Original series cast members Kellie Martin and Chad Lowe will produce on the project, with Martin set to reprise her on-screen role. Original series creator Michael Braverman will be an executive consultant. The new drama will revisit a grown-up Becca Thatcher (Martin), now an accomplished doctor, and her extended family as she returns to her hometown.
Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey said: “We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Nkechi and are honored to continue as her storytelling partner. She and her All American team have done incredible work bringing a vivid and diverse picture of African American life to the screen, and we are so excited to see her expand that vision to include the world of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with the upcoming All American: Homecoming. Nkechi’s work is endlessly entertaining and inspiring, and we look forward to collaborating and telling important stories with her for many years to come.”
Okoro Carroll is also developing The Fed at IMDb TV, which will “follows both the personal and career drama surrounding a group of young hopefuls as they begin an elite fellowship with the Federal Reserve, the nation’s most powerful financial institution.” Okoro Carroll worked for the Federal Reserve before getting into television.