It’s not enough for Wilmer Valderrama to create hot new shows for MTV T3s and YouTube, record club-ready tracks for his upcoming studio album, develop a line of t-shirts for charity, star in indie films, and drum up awareness for Voto Latino. That’s right – because although the “That ‘70s Show” actor has countless projects on his plate, it looks like he has no intention of stopping, with the announcement that he will be producing and starring in a new series for 20th Century Fox TV.
The 32-year-old actor will begin meeting with writers next week to begin collaborating on a show for the studio and may consider both comedy and drama projects, reports Deadline.com.
The deal with 20th Century Fox is an extension of his previous arrangement with the studio, with which he starred in the Fox pilot “The Emancipation of Ernesto.”
Due to his new contract, Valderrama will not reprise his role as Detective Efrem Vega on the NBC series “Awake.”
“It’s not about waiting for the right opportunity; it’s about generating businesses that I want to be a part of and developing roles that really pay tribute to my journey and complement my personal agenda,” Valderrama told NBC Latino about creating projects and on-camera roles through his production company, WV Enterprises. “I feel the more hands on I can be, the more fulfilled I can be.”
There’s no word as to when Valderrama’s new show will hit airwaves, but fans can catch him on air as a presenter during the NCLR ALMA awards on Sept. 21 on NBC. The Colombian-Venezuelan actor will also guest star this fall on several episodes of “Raising Hope” on Fox, where he will play the role of Melanie Griffith’s boyfriend.