Tall Story Pictures, the ITV Studios label behind hit dramas such as “The Bay” and “Grace,” has named Phil Hunter as Executive Producer. Working across projects both in production and development, Hunter becomes Executive Producer on the next season of “Grace,” the ITV drama which is an adaptation of international best-selling author Peter James’ award winning novels.
Most recently, Hunter was co-producer on the Apple TV+ show “Criminal Record.” Prior to that, he was Executive Producer on five series of ITV’s “Vera” for fellow ITV Studios label Silverprint Pictures. Other credits include producing “Midsomer Murders” for Bentley Productions, as well as working as a producer and script editor on a range of shows such as “Hollyoaks,” “EastEnders,” “Holby City,” and “Hustle.” Previous roles also include Head of Production for Kay Mellor’s Rollem Productions and Production Executive at Mammoth Screen.
“Phil is a fantastic storyteller and a brilliant executive producer, so I could not be more delighted to welcome him to Tall Story Pictures,” commented Catherine Oldfield, Creative Director of Tall Story Pictures.
“I have long admired the vision and scale Catherine has for Tall Story Pictures, so I am thrilled to be joining the team. I cannot wait to get going on the next series of 'Grace.' It is a real privilege to step on to such a successful and well loved show with so much amazing talent at the heart of it," Phil Hunter declared.
Tall Story Pictures, which was founded in 2016, also produces ITV’s Morecambe-based drama “The Bay,” which has sold into over 140 territories across the world and is returning for a fifth season, while brand new crime drama “Redemption” also aired earlier this year on ITV and Virgin Media Television.