The Handmaid’s Tale Showrunner Bruce Miller isn’t leaving Disney anytime soon, as he has renewed his overall deal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miller signed a three-year deal with Disney-backed ABC Signature and Hulu for his White Oak Pictures banner.
This is Bruce Miller’s second deal with The Walt Disney Company, the first being signed in 2018. Though, that deal was with Hulu and MGM Television. Per the trade, The new agreement helps both Miller and Disney work more seamlessly together as they no longer have to loop in an outside studio on deals for within the Mouse House’s larger portfolio.
Under the new deal, Miller will continue to serve as the executive producer on Hulu’s hit series The Handmaid’s Tale, which is currently in development on its fifth season. He is also involved on The Handmaid’s Tale sequel series at Hulu, The Testaments. He will develop new projects for the Jonnie Davis-led ABC Signature, including some of which he will create and others he will oversee.
“Bruce has created one of the most iconic series in all of television in The Handmaid’s Tale. His work has had worldwide influence and we’re thrilled and honored to be working with him at ABC Signature. We cannot wait to be part of what’s next.”Ayo Davis, President ABC Signature
For his work on The Handmaid’s Tale, Miller won the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. It was the first show on a streaming platform to win an Emmy for Outstanding Series. The Elisabeth Moss-led series became the streamer’s most-watched piece of original content ever in its fourth season. This, after just one week on the platform.