‘Broadchurch’ Producer Kudos Puts Diederick Santer in Sole Charge

Current co-CEO Dan Isaacs leaves to join new start-up Sister Pictures

LONDON — “Broadchurch” and “Humans” producer Kudos has confirmed changes to its leadership team. Having operated as co-chief executive officers for the last year, Diederick Santer will take up the role solely with Dan Isaacs leaving to join scripted start-up Sister Pictures.

Martin Haines returns to Kudos as chief operating officer. Haines, previously director of business and commercial affairs at Kudos between 2010 and 2013, has since been group commercial and business affairs director at Warner Brothers Television Production U.K.

After 13 years with Kudos, holding positions including COO, managing director and commercial director, Isaacs leaves to join the recently announced start-up Sister Pictures led by ex-Kudos CEO Jane Featherstone in the summer.

Recent Kudos productions include “Broadchurch” (ITV); “Humans” (Channel 4/AMC), which was Channel 4’s highest-rated drama for more than 20 years; “Grantchester” (ITV); “River” (BBC1/Netflix); “Spooks: The Greater Good”; and “Capital” (BBC1).

A second season of “The Tunnel” (Sky Atlantic/Canal Plus) airs in the spring, and series in production include a third season of “Broadchurch” (co-produced with Imaginary Friends and Sister Pictures), “Apple Tree Yard” (BBC 1) and “Flowers” (C4/NBCU). Kudos were recently commissioned by BBC1 to produce the epic tale “Troy: Fall of a City.”

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