9 JUN 2021

HULU APPOINTS JORDAN HELMAN TO HEAD OF SCRIPTED ORIGINALS

The streaming service’s former Head of drama will now be tasked with comedy, animation, limited and international series after replacing Beatrice Springborn.

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Hulu recently announced Jordan Helman's promotion to Head of Scripted Content for originals following the departure of Beatrice Springborn. “Jordan has been a key member of the Hulu Originals team and vital to our aggressive push into premium original content since he joined. He and his team have been responsible for our commercial and award-winning success,” said Craig Erwich, President of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. 

In his new role, the former Head of drama originals for the service will report to Erwich. As head of scripted content, he will oversee development across drama, comedy, animation, limited series, and international co-productions. His promotion resulted from Springborn's decision to transition to Universal Content Productions last November. A replacement for his prior role as head of drama has yet to be named. Billy Rosenberg will continue to serve as Vice president of comedy development.

During the last six years, Helman has worked on titles such as "The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Act,” “Castle Rock” and “Catch-22” as well as upcoming shows including “Nine Perfect Strangers,” “Dopesick” and “The Girl From Plainville.” In his new position,  he will have oversight of development across all genres such as drama, comedy, animation, limited series, international co-productions, and the streamer’s current slate series, titles such as “Ramy,” “Pen15,” “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” “Love,” “Victor,” “Pam & Tommy,” “The Dropout” and “Conversations with Friends.”  “Jordan’s outstanding creative instincts, proven leadership, strategic thinking, and deep passion for stories and storytellers will usher in this next phase of Hulu Originals programming,” Erwich said. 

The service will now search for a new head of drama with Billy Rosenberg continuing to serve as vice president, Comedy Development, reporting to Helman. “The last six years at Hulu have been a true labor of love, as I’ve had the privilege of working with artists and executives who inspire me on a daily basis," Helman said."Hulu is more than just my home; it’s a place where creators can produce their very best work with the support of our unmatched content team and the far reach of The Walt Disney Company. I’m thrilled to be given this incredible opportunity and deeply grateful for the votes of confidence from Dana Walden and Craig Erwich.”

Jordan has been a key member of the Hulu Originals team and vital to our aggressive push into premium original content since he joined. He and his team have been responsible for our commercial and award-winning success.” Craig Erwich President, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment