Jordan Helman has been promoted to be the head of all scripted Hulu originals. The streaming service’s existing head of drama now adds his oversight to comedy, animation, limited and international series.
He fills the position vacated by Beatrice Springborn, who moved over to Universal Content Productions last November.
In his new position, Helman will have oversight of development across all genres, as well as the streamer’s current slate series, including “Ramy,” “Pen15,” “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” “Love, Victor,” and the forthcoming new series “Pam & Tommy,” “The Dropout” and “Conversations with Friends.”
No replacement for Helman as head of drama has been named, but Billy Rosenberg will continue to serve as vice president of comedy development, reporting to Helman.
“Jordan has been a key member of the Hulu Originals team and vital to our aggressive push into premium original content since he joined. He and his team have been responsible for our commercial and award-winning success,” Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, said in a statement on Tuesday. “Jordan’s outstanding creative instincts, proven leadership, strategic thinking and deep passion for stories and storytellers will usher in this next phase of Hulu Originals programming.”
“The last six years at Hulu have been a true labor of love, as I’ve had the privilege of working with artists and executives who inspire me on a daily basis,” Helman said. “Hulu is more than just my home; it’s a place where creators can produce their very best work with the support of our unmatched content team and the far reach of The Walt Disney Company. I’m thrilled to be given this incredible opportunity and deeply grateful for the votes of confidence from Dana Walden and Craig Erwich”.
Helman has served as head of drama for Hulu Originals since 2015, overseeing titles such as “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Act” and “Castle Rock.” He is a veteran of SundanceTV, where served as vice president of scripted programming.