Matthew Wilson

Source: Moonage Pictures

Matthew Wilson

Channel 4 head of drama development Matthew Wilson has joined BBC Studios-backed indie Moonage Pictures.

Wilson has been named head of development at the company, set up last year by former Tiger Aspect execs Will Gould and Frith Tiplady with ex-BBC commissioner and writer Matthew Read.

Wilson’s exit from C4 follows last week’s announcement of drama chief Beth Willis’ move to The Forge. He joined the broadcaster in 2016 as a script editor and has previously worked at indies Scott Free and Island Pictures.

His recent development slate at C4 included upcoming shows Pure, Baghdad Central and Brexit.

He said of his new employers: “Matthew, Will and Frith each have an extraordinary track record – and between them they’ve produced and commissioned the very best British drama of the last decade. It’s a huge privilege to be joining up with them at the beginning of this new adventure, and I can’t wait to start making shows together.”

Wilson joins as Moonage embarks on its first production, Read’s eight-part Sky thriller Curfew, which it is co-producing with Tiger Aspect.

BBC Studios took a stake in the indie last month. 

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