David Nevins Plans to Push Quality in New North Road Role: ‘The Audience is There, the Appetite is There’

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The new CEO discussed his ambitious goals at Peter Chernin’s production house

David Nevins
David Nevins

The North Road Company celebrated its first year by bringing on long-standing television executive David Nevins as the new CEO. Nevins, previously the CEO of Paramount Premium Group and chief creative officer of Paramount+ Scripted Series, will help run Peter Chernin’s production house. Speaking to TheWrap for the occasion, Nevins briefly discussed the challenges and goals related to this new position.

Nevins has a long resume going back at least to NBC’s must-see TV days, which meant developing and nurturing both buzzy and zeitgeist-defining hits like “E.R.” and low-rated critical darlings like “Homicide: Life on the Streets.” When asked about the challenges of both creating big hits and nurturing lower-rated gems, Nevins argued that even amid a more challenging marketplace, quality will out.