In their first executive appointments since becoming joint CEOs at Kudos, Diederick Santer and Daniel Isaacs have made some changes to the roster. Kudos, the maker of such shows as Humans, Broadchurch and The Tunnel, will have a new head of development in Jo Strevens. She is currently story producer on the Sky/Canal+ series The Tunnel: Sabotage with a new mandate to originate and develop scripted content and new opportunities with UK and international broadcasters.
Prior to joining Kudos in 2014, Strevens was head of development at Hat Trick where her credits included The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher and Case Sensitive, and initial development on Sky One’s Critical.
Naomi de Pear, the former head of development, is stepping up to a producing role. This kicks off with Flowers, the recently announced six-part comedy/drama for Channel 4, which she developed alongside writer/director Will Sharpe and which stars Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt.
She will also continue as a development producer working on new scripted ideas. De Pear has been head of development at Kudos since 2012 and has worked on such series as Spooks, The Hour, Humans and BBC One’s forthcoming River.
Chris Fry, producer on Channel 4/AMC’s hit Humans, has been promoted to an executive producer role at the company. He will work on season two of Humans alongside exec producer Derek Wax, and will also develop other projects within the company. Fry’s previous producer credits at Kudos include The Smoke, Mayday and the last three seasons of Spooks.