Netflix’s Layne Eskridge is joining Apple as as creative executive, reports Deadline Hollywood. At the streaming service, she was a development executive.
At Netflix, Eskridge oversaw production of “Ozark,” Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Seven Seconds,” “Longmire,” as well as the upcoming “Top Boy.” Before joining Netflix in early 2016, she was an executive at Ellen DeGeneres’ company, A Very Good Production where she developed “One Big Happy” and “Little Big Shots.”
Deadline says that, at Apple, Eskridge will report to Matt Cherniss, head of Development for Worldwide Video. She’ll reportedly start next month.
Apple has 15 series in the works. Upcoming original programming titles include “Amazing Stores,” “Are You Sleeping,” “Home,” “Little America,” “See,” “Swagger,” an untitled Damien Chazelle drama, an untitled Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Anniston dreamed, “Dickinson” (a half-hour comedy starring Hailee Stenifeld), an untitled Ronald D. Moore drama, an untitled M. Night Shyamalan thriller series, a TV series adaption of “Foundation,” the Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy, and the half-hour dramedy “Little Voices” from producers J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles.
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