Merman Television has tapped Faye Dorn for the newly created role of head of drama.
Dorn will work alongside co-founders Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, with a remit to oversee the development and production of original dramas and further build on the company’s scripted content. Dorn joins Merman from Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Aspect, where she has been executive producer of Domina for Sky Italia/Sky Studios.
Dorn said: “I am delighted to be joining Merman. They are a world-class production company, whose reputation precedes them for their much-acclaimed comedy-dramas. I very much look forward to working with Sharon, Clelia and the wider Merman team on developing the next wave of scripted content.”
Mountford said: “Faye brings a wealth of experience in drama production and development, alongside excellent relationships that span the industry and we are absolutely delighted to welcome her to the team. The introduction of this new role marks an exciting landmark for Merman, as we further expand our award-winning scripted production and seek out a slate of captivating, original new dramas.”
Horgan said: “Faye is brilliant with writers. Anyone who’s worked with her wants to do it again. She’s as driven and hungry and excited by the possibilities of TV as we are and I can’t wait to make great shows with her.”