Audrey Diehl, a former Nickelodeon executive, has joined the creative team at Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) as the VP of series.
In her new role, Diehl will develop new animated programming for the studio and oversee select current shows for family audiences. She will have wide-ranging oversight of creative and production matters for animated content, from initial outline to finished episode.
Diehl will also be tasked with finding original material, as well as identifying properties from the Warner Bros. collection to develop for animated series aimed at families. Diehl will collaborate with existing creative talent already working at the studio and will also spearhead the search for new writers, producers and artists for future development. She will also serve as programming executive for select current WBA series. Diehl will report to Sam Register, the president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series.
Diehl comes to the studio after more than 14 years at Nickelodeon. She served as VP of animation development since October 2013. Diehl joined Nickelodeon in 2003. During her tenure at Nickelodeon, Diehl developed a number of series, including Sanjay & Craig, Harvey Beaks and Pig Goat Banana Cricket, and worked as creative executive on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Fanboy & Chum Chum and The Penguins of Madagascar, among others.
Register said: “Audrey has a very impressive track record of developing and producing highly successful, high-quality series throughout her career, and we are very happy to welcome her to our team. This is an extremely exciting time to be working at WBA, with more than a dozen current series in production or on the air, and more to come. We look forward to Audrey contributing right away to our continued growth.”