LONDON — Susan Hogg, a senior drama executive producer at the BBC, is set to join Studio Lambert as head of drama and president, scripted programming.
Hogg, who has been at the BBC for 14 years, has overseen a broad range of series including “Five Daughters,” “Lark Rise to Candleford,” “The Paradise,” “Survivors,” “Waking the Dead” and “The Fades.”
Hogg was previously head of drama at Granada Television, where she set up ITV series “Grafters” and “A&E.” Before that she was one of the founding executives of United Productions, where she oversaw the creation of “Where the Heart Is,” “Touching Evil” and “No Child of Mine,” which won a BAFTA.
Studio Lambert chief executive, Stephen Lambert, signed a new five-year deal with All3Media two weeks ago that provided the funding to launch a drama department at Studio Lambert. The company formerly focused on unscripted shows like “Undercover Boss.”
Studio Lambert is seeking to develop drama for all the U.K. TV networks and for the expanding U.S. scripted market.
“More than 300 scripted series were ordered in the U.S. last year across broadcast, cable and SVOD,” Lambert said, “and in many cases they weren’t bought from the usual suspects. There’s never been a better time to be developing scripted for both sides of the Atlantic.”