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Bad Robot Taps Fox Alum to Bolster TV Department


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Bad Robot has hired Rachel Rusch, formerly of Fox Broadcasting Company, as the senior VP of television.

In her new role, Rusch will work across the slate of current projects in development and production, including the upcoming series Castle Rock on Hulu and Lovecraft Country on HBO. She will also develop new original programming. Rusch will report to Ben Stephenson, Bad Robot’s head of television.

Rusch most recently served as the VP of event series for Fox Broadcasting Company, where she oversaw limited series and live events, including Shots Fired, Prison Break, The X-Files and Wayward Pines, as well as the hit musical events Grease: Live, A Christmas Story Live, The Rocky Horror Picture Show revival and the upcoming RENT. Before her time at Fox Broadcasting Company, Rusch was the director of development for Fabrik Entertainment, where she oversaw the production process for Amazon’s Bosch.

Stephenson stated, “I’m really excited that Rachel is joining the Bad Robot TV department. We’ve got loads of big plans for the future, and Rachel’s experience, taste and relationships with writers are second to none.”

Rusch added, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to join this spectacular team, at what is truly one of the most imaginative companies around. I look forward to seeing just how far we can all go together in telling stories that spark the same kind of inspiration and excitement in our audiences that we feel in making it.”



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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