×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Sex Education’ Producers, ‘The End of the F***ing World’ Exec Team Up (EXCLUSIVE)

The producers of two of Netflix’s buzziest series are joining forces to develop new shows, with a focus on work by women and people of color.

Dominic Buchanan, the executive producer of “The End of the F***ing World,” and Eleven, the shingle behind “Sex Education,” have inked a production pact giving Eleven first look at Buchanan’s TV projects. The partners will co-develop and take new shows out to both streaming platforms and linear broadcasters.

About 45% of Eleven’s work already comes from female writers and directors, but the company wants to increase the proportion of its shows from people of color.

“There are a disproportionately small number of stories that are told by women and people of color,” Eleven co-founder Jamie Campbell told Variety. “We have been quite self-analytical as a company to work out how we can find more of these stories and how we can be more inclusive.”

Buchanan is a seasoned producer and has worked on both sides of the Atlantic in film and TV. He produced Hong Khaou’s 2014 Sundance movie “Lilting,” which starred Cheng Pei-pei and Ben Whishaw. In TV, he has been homing in on writers and directors of color as his slate comes together.

“That will inform the projects that come through,” Buchanan told Variety. “The stories don’t need to be about the black or Asian experience. It can be just that these filmmakers want to tell different stories or have stories that they want to tell that could be genre-based but [that] they haven’t had the opportunity to do because they have been overlooked.”

Eleven’s other founder, Joel Wilson, said the company was a long-time admirer of Buchanan’s work and had been looking for a way to work with him. “We are looking for material that will provoke an audience in some way, which will challenge an audience’s perception of the way the world is,” Wilson said. “I think there is an overlap with the way Dominic approaches his work.”

Eleven’s “Sex Education,” which stars Gillian Anderson, has been renewed for a second season. Clerkenwell Films-produced “The End of the F***ing World” was originally commissioned by Britain’s Channel 4 and is on Netflix globally.

More TV

  • A.P. BIO -- "Melvin" Episode 208

    'AP Bio' Canceled After Two Seasons at NBC

    “AP Bio” has been canceled at NBC. Series creator Mike O’Brien shared the news with fans on Twitter, writing that “This has been my favorite project of my life.” In the single-camera comedy, Glenn Howerton portrayed a disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar who lost out on his dream job and was forced to return to Toledo, [...]

  • James Holzhauer $2 million

    'Jeopardy!' Champion James Holzhauer Hits $2 Million Winnings Milestone

    This current “Jeopardy!” player has just won over $2 million on the popular game show. Who is James Holzhauer? The 34 year old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has hit a “Jeopardy!” milestone by becoming only the second person in the show’s history to win over $2 million in regular season play. Holzhauer won [...]

  • Kanye West Shares a Memory of

    Kanye West Shares a Touching Memory of His Mother in Letterman Interview

    In a preview of David Letterman’s interview with Kanye West, which begins streaming next Friday, May 31, the musician’s wife Kim Kardashian West, tweeted a clip of him sharing a touching memory of his mother, Donda, who died in 2007 after a surgical procedure. While his wife looks on smiling, West answers Letterman’s question about [...]

  • CNN Lays Off Some Health Journalism

    CNN Lays Off Some Health Journalism Staffers

    CNN has laid off a handful of staffers from its health-journalism unit after deciding to place its health, climate and Southeastern newsgathering operations under a single aegis. ” As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit,” [...]

  • Henry Ian Cusick

    'Lost' Star Henry Ian Cusick Signs With Buchwald (EXCLUSIVE)

    Henry Ian Cusick, best known for playing Desmond on the hit ABC series “Lost,” is signing with talent agency Buchwald for representation. Cusick also starred in the CW sci-fi/drama “The 100” and was most recently seen in the Fox series “The Passage.” His other notable television credits include “Scandal,” “24,” “Fringe,” “The Mentalist,” “Body of [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content