Amazon Studios has restructured its US and global content operations under SVoD and AVoD / FAST development pillars.
Led by head of television Vernon Sanders, the creative development teams for the services will be steered by Laura Lancaster and Nick Pepper, with Lauren Anderson.
Lancaster has been made head of US SVoD TV development and series – co-productions, with oversight of all original series produced with third-party produces. Previously, she was head of series.
Most recently head of creative content, Pepper will be head of US SVoD TV development and series – steering in-house Amazon Studios projects.
Anderson, head of AVoD programming and studios unscripted across Prime Video US and AVoD platform Amazon Freevee, adds specific genre pillars – young adult, faith and family – to her development remit.
She will remain in charge of originals and content acquisition for Freevee, and lead on content for Amazon’s FAST (Free Ad-supported Streaming Television) business.
The restructure comes a little over a year after Sanders was put in sole charge of Amazon Studios’ global TV operations, following former co-chief Albert Cheng’s promotion to chief operating officer.
During his time at Amazon, Sanders has helped shepherd many of its biggest hits including BBC co-pro Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, alongside dramas Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and The Boys.
Additionally, Prime Video’s fantasy series Carnival Row is to end after its forthcoming second series. Starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, the Amazon Studios and Legendary Television co-production takes place in a world where humans and creatures clash. It is based on Beacham’s original screenplay A Killing On Carnival Row.
This story first appeared in Screen’s sister title Broadcast.