Noah Hawley’s 26 Keys Taps Amazon’s Dan Seligmann As Head of Television

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Noah Hawley’s 26 Keys has named former Amazon Studios executive Dan Seligmann as Head of Television.

During his tenure with Amazon, Seligmann oversaw the Golden Globe-winning Mozart in the Jungle and Emmy-nominated Catastrophe. In addition, he shepherded the six-part rock documentary series Long Strange Trip, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, oversaw the pilot for Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and most recently was point on Nicholas Winding Refn’s Too Old To Die Young, starring Miles Teller, and co-created by Ed Brubaker, which is currently in production.

“Dan has a rare talent for identifying and nurturing voice and vision,” said Hawley. “In a game with impossible odds, he makes winning look easy.”

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Hawley and his producing partner John Cameron formed 26 Keys Productions in 2014. Hawley has emerged as one of FX’s top drama showrunners as creator/executive producer of the Emmy-winning anthology series Fargo and praised genre series Legion, based on the Marvel comic book series, both also exec produced by Cameron. Hawley has a big overall deal with FX Networks and FX Prods. for his 26 Keys and has been developing other high-profile projects, including a Cat’s Cradle TV series adaptation. On the film side, the company is under a deal at 20th Century Fox. Hawley is currently in prep on his first feature, the formerly titled Pale Blue Dot, starring Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm for Fox Searchlight.

“When this era of too much TV hits our rearview, my wager is that it’s artists like Noah who are going to endure — the rare breed of creative people who consistently deliver something authentic and vital and electric and visionary to an audience that thinks it’s seen everything,” said Seligmann. “Working with Noah and John to extend 26 Keys’ brand of storytelling is the best job I could imagine. I almost consider it a kind of public service.”

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