Carlton Cuse (Photo by: Matt Winkelmeyer/USA Network)

Carlton Cuse Returns to ABC Studios

Will develop projects under Genre Arts banner

Carlton Cuse has re-joined ABC Studios in a multiyear deal. Cuse is returning to ABC where he served as co-showrunner of the network's hit drama series Lost for six years.

Since then, he has had success at some cable networks. He co-created Bates Motel on A&E and served as executive producer and showrunner. He also executive produced The Strain on FX. His current series, Colony, was recently renewed for a third season on USA. He also adapted a new series based on Jack Ryan, which is launching on Amazon next year. Hulu has also ordered his horror-fantasy pilot Locke & Key. Earlier in his career he created and executive produced the CBS hit Nash Bridges and also wrote the screenplay for the feature film San Andreas.

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His new company will be called Genre Arts and Cuse will develop projects and collaborate with other writers to bring projects to ABC Studios.

"Forming a partnership with a writer/producer/director as talented and prolific as Carlton Cuse is a major victory for ABC Studios," said Patrick Moran, the studio president.