Apple Picks Gaumont Television’s Carol Trussell as Head of Production

“Narcos” and “True Blood” producer joins Apple in March

As Apple continues to move forward with its slate of original programming, the tech giant is expanding its content team, bringing on Carol Trussell as the company’s Head of Production, TheWrap has confirmed.

Trussell joins Apple after five years as the Head of Production at Gaumont Television, where she oversaw shows like “Narcos” and “Hannibal.” Before Gaumont, Trussell was a producer on several series, including “True Blood” and “Roswell.” The UCLA alum will start at Apple in March.

Apple launched its content initiative in earnest last year, bringing on Sony Pictures chiefs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to spearhead its video production. With about $1 billion earmarked, Apple has signed off on several series, including a drama from “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle last month.

Chazelle’s series joins Apple’s lineup of new originals, including Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s morning show drama, Octavia Spencer’s “Are You Sleeping,” Kristin Wiig’s untitled comedy series, the space drama from Ron Moore, and world-building drama “See” from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence, along with the docuseries “Home” from Matt Tyrnauer and Matthew Weaver. Apple has also expanded its base in Los Angeles, leasing a 128,000 square foot building in Culver City. 

 Deadline first reported Trussell’s hiring.