Netflix has hired former Sky and BBC drama executive Anne Mensah to oversee the development and production of its British content.
Mensah, who will take on the position of Vice President, Content, most recently served previously Director of Drama and Sky Studios and was previously spent ten years at the BBC, where she held a dual role as Head of Independent Drama as well as Head of Drama for BBC Scotland.
In those roles she oversaw a procession of hits, including Sky’s Patrick Melrose, Save Me, The Last Panthers, the BBC’s Wallander, Case Histories and Bodies.
At Netflix she will be responsible for the team that develops and creates UK-based original series for the global entertainment service.
Netflix UK-productions include The Crown, Black Mirror, Sex Education, Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father, Our Planet, voiced by Sir David Attenborough, and new projects with Ricky Gervais, Idris Elba, Julian Fellowes and Katherine Ryan.
Mensah She’s is expected to start “sometime in 2019” and will report to Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix.
“Throughout her career, Anne has celebrated creative freedom, with deep passion for finding and nurturing storytelling you can’t find anywhere else,” said Holland.
“The UK has some of the best television in the world and our members love it, both in the UK and around the globe. I’m delighted that Anne is joining our team to lead our continued commitment to and investment in UK talent and programming.”