Veteran Comedy Exec Jane Wiseman Joins Netflix Original Programming Team
Jane Wiseman is the latest executive to join Netflix’s original programming team, reports Deadline. The comedy exec joins Netflix from Chernin Entertainment where she served as SVP of comedy. Wiseman was also previously SVP of comedy development for NBC and Universal TV.
Although her role has not been totally fleshed out, it’s reported that Wiseman will focus on comedy and drama original programming as a senior executive at Netflix.
Although it has cornered the streaming drama market fairly aggressively, Netflix has had fewer original comedy shows. Its most notable attempt at an original comedy series, “Arrested Development,” started out as a critically loved but ratings starved show on Fox.
Serving as a comedy exec at NBC and Fox, Wiseman has helped develop incredibly popular shows like “Parks and Recreation,” “Community,” “Up All Night,” and the aforementioned “Arrested Development.”
Wiseman will report to longtime Netflix exec Cindy Holland.Tags: arrested development, house of cards, Jane Wiseman, Netflix, netflix originals, Orange Is the New Black