Athena Wickham, who just exited J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, has officially joined Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Kilter Films to run the company’s television development. At Bad Robot, Wickham served as a producer on Fringe, Person of Interest, as well as the upcoming 11/22/63 for Hulu and Westworld for HBO. She will continue on POI and Westworld, which Bad Robot co-produces with Kilter Films. Additionally, Wickham will join Foundation, Kilter’s drama series in development at HBO. The project, written by Nolan, is an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s book trilogy.
“We’ve been lucky enough to have worked with Athena for years, so we know firsthand that she’s intimidatingly smart, nauseatingly talented, and witheringly funny,” said Nolan and Joy, who executive produce and co-showrun Westworld together. “We could not be more excited to continue our collaboration at Kilter Films.”