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Hulu Hires SundanceTV’s Jordan Helman to Head Original Drama Series

Hulu has tapped Jordan Helman, previously VP of scripted programming at AMC Networks’ SundanceTV, to the lead development and production of the Internet TV service’s upcoming slate of drama series.

Helman will report to head of originals Beatrice Springborn, who joined Hulu last year from Storyline Entertainment. In addition, Hulu hired Aaron Kelmanski, former director of development at CBS TV Studios-based production company Timberman/Beverly Prods. (“Masters of Sex,” “Justified”), for the drama originals team. Kelmanski will work under Helman alongside drama executive Jessica Scott.

At SundanceTV, Helman launched the network’s L.A.-based scripted division in 2012. During his stint with the cabler, he worked on a slate of originals and co-productions including “Rectify,” “The Honorable Woman” and “The Red Road.” Prior to Sundance, he was a producer at Landscape Entertainment, where he developed and sold series to networks through a first-look deal with FremantleMedia.

Hulu’s upcoming slate of originals — aimed at driving up subscriptions to its $7.99-per-month premium plan — include “11/22/63,” a time-travel thriller about the Kennedy assassination from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, starring James Franco; “Difficult People,” a comedy produced by Amy Poehler starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner; “The Mindy Project,” a new season of comedy series from Mindy Kaling picked up after Fox cancelled the show; and family drama “The Way” from Jason Katims’ True Jack Prods. starring Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan.

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