Michael Schur, one of the biggest names in TV, has signed a new deal with Universal Television–and it’s incredibly lucrative. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schur has signed a multi-year deal with the company that the site estimates earns Schur $25 million per year over five years for a total of $125 million.
Schur has been with Universal Television since the start of his TV career when he was writing for Saturday Night Live, which airs on Universal’s NBC. Schur went on to play a major role in the creation of the American version of The Office. He later co-created Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Outside of those projects, Schur produces Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, while he also is working on the new NBC comedy Abby’s and a brand-new project starring Kal Penn for the network.
“There are very few people in this business who have been as instrumental to the success of both NBC and Universal Television as Mike Schur,” NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy said in a statement.
“Mike is a comedy genius. His television resume is second to none and we couldn’t be more excited to see all of the projects he’ll be developing in the coming years ahead.”
Schur is also an actor. He plays Dwight Schrute’s oddball cousin Mose