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Netflix’s Matt Thunell Replaces Bill Bost as Skydance TV President

There’s a change on the prime of Skydance Television.

Bill Bost is stepping down from his put up in favor of a return to producing. Netflix’s Matt Thunell has been recruited from the streaming large to exchange Bost as president of the TV division recognized for producing Grace and Frankie, Foundation and Reacher, amongst others.

The change comes after Bost spent a dozen years at Skydance working with Thunell on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, amongst different tasks. Bost, in his return to producing, has launched his personal manufacturing firm and signed an general cope with Skydance. Bost made the choice after wrapping the collection finale of Grace and Frankie, which this yr grew to become Netflix’s longest-running U.S. scripted authentic collection.

As a part of Bost’s cope with Skydance, he’ll stay an exec producer on Apple’s upcoming The Big Door Prize and on Peacock’s Cipher, amongst different tasks in growth.

“For nearly 12 years, I have had the privilege of calling Skydance my professional home,” Bost stated in an announcement Tuesday. “Working alongside extraordinary storytellers on all sides of the camera has been a dream come true, and I am particularly proud of the team’s growth and success through the pandemic. Like so many, this period has also been a moment of reflection for me, balancing my deep connection to Skydance and the stories we tell, alongside my desire to become more involved in all aspects of creating and producing great TV. With David [Ellison] and Dana [Goldberg]’s encouragement and full support, I am thrilled to say that journey continues as I launch this new company. Furthermore, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Matt through the years and look forward to continuing that support and collaboration.”

Thunell, in the meantime, spent eight years at Netflix the place he most just lately served as president of spectacle and occasion TV and labored on such hits as Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, The Queen’s Gambit and the upcoming Three Body Problem from the creators of Game of Thrones. Before that, Thunell was vp general offers on the streamer, the place he labored with the Duffer brothers, Shawn Levy, Brian Yorkey (13 Reasons Why), Steve Blackman, Brad Falchuk, Mike Flanagan and Jason Bateman, amongst others. During his tenure, he helped steer exhibits together with Grace and Frankie, 13 Reasons Why, Shadow and Bone, Outer Banks, Atypical, Black Mirror and House of Cards. He additionally helped discovered Netflix’s rising director program, amongst a number of different initiatives.

“The past eight years at Netflix have been the most rewarding of my career. I am grateful to everyone at Netflix and am humbled to reflect on the ground-breaking series and world-class talent I’ve had the opportunity to support,” Thunell stated. “Now, I am thrilled to take on this new opportunity at Skydance at such an exciting time in the company’s growth. I’ve partnered with David, Dana, and Bill for years, and can’t wait to work more closely with them, as we further expand the business. I also am honored to collaborate with Skydance’s incredible roster of talent and look forward to championing their creativity for audiences around the world.”

 Before becoming a member of Netflix in 2015, Thunell was a inventive exec at The CW, engaged on DC Comics exhibits in addition to Jane the Virgin. He’s a member of THR’s Next Gen class of 2014 and likewise hung out at Sony Pictures TV, Disney and UBS.

Skydance TV is the studio on such collection as Apple’s Foundation, Amazon’s Reacher and Jack Ryan in addition to an untitled spy collection starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“After a hugely successful past few years, this is a milestone time for Skydance Television. Today we are doubling our executive and creative TV business talent by continuing to benefit from Bill’s creative vision in his new role as a supplier and collaborator, while welcoming Matt who brings remarkable expertise and passion during a particularly revolutionary time in our business,” stated Skydance inventive chief Goldberg. “As we hit the ground running on this next phase, we are grateful beyond words for Bill’s tireless work at Skydance over the last twelve years, especially his passionate leadership and guidance of our television division and are thankful that he has chosen to stay a part of the Skydance family as he embarks on the next chapter of his career.  Likewise, we are thrilled that Matt Thunell is joining the company to lead our television group into the future.  In addition to simply being one of the best creative and strategic executives in the business, Matt has an incredible understanding of the global marketplace and a breadth of experience and relationships that are beyond compare.”



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