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Molly Seymour joins BBC Comedy as Creative Director

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Molly Seymour joins BBC Comedy as Creative Director

BBC Studios Comedy Productions is bolstering its team with the appointment of the current Head of Jax UK, Molly Seymour, into the newly created role of Creative Director.

Reporting to Head of Comedy Josh Cole, Seymour will take up the post in January 2024 to work on a rich and varied slate of scripted comedies and comedy dramas.

Molly Seymour:

“What an exciting honour it is going to be, to work with Josh and the prolific team in Comedy at BBC Studios Productions. Not only is there prestige and heritage in their output, but they’re also leading the way in ambition, scale and ensuring that comedy is at the forefront of what people continue to watch. I’m so excited to find fun ways to keep building on this special slate whilst working with the best of British talent and sharing their ideas in the UK and internationally.”

Seymour joins the producer of Inside No. 9, Good Omens, Trying and Black Ops with 14 years of experience in the TV and Film industry and has set up projects in the UK and US with Channel 4, BBC, Showtime, HBO Max, Sky and AMC. She most recently launched the UK arm of Jax Media and has worked with top emerging and established UK talent.

Molly developed and produced Dillon Mapletoft and Oliver Taylor’s Everyone Else Burns for Jax Media UK and Universal International Studios, launching to critical acclaim on Channel 4 and The CW in America. She also produced short form series Peck’Eds with writer/performer Soph Galustian for BBC Three.

Previously Molly was in development at Baby Cow where she produced Jon Pointing’s short form series for BBC Three. Before Baby Cow, Molly was assistant producer to Richard Curtis across Red Nose Day as well as films About Time and Esio Trot.

Announcing the appointment Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios Productions:

“We’re delighted to be bringing someone of Molly’s skill, creativity, and dynamism to the team. Molly has a fine comic mind, impeccable talent relationships and knows exactly how to nurture the next generation of comedy and comedy drama. I’m thrilled she’s joining BBC Studios Productions.”

BBC Studios has been the home of British comedy for over half a century, with iconic shows including The Office, Absolutely Fabulous and The Thick of It.

Today BBC Studios Comedy Productions is going from strength to strength with recent BAFTA-winning shows Inside No. 9 and Brain in Gear; alongside Good Omens for Prime Video; Trying for Apple TV+; A Whole Lifetime With Jamie Demetriou for Netflix which was recently honoured at the prestigious Rose d’Or Awards; the upcoming Mammoth; Here We Go, Diane Morgan’s Mandy, Ladhood and Black Ops; alongside long-running BBC hits Two Doors Down and Mrs Brown’s Boys.

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