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Expectation Bolsters Development Team


Expectation has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of James Donkin as director of development and the promotion of Rhe-an Archibald to in-house showrunning executive producer.

Donkin joins from Tuesday’s Child, where he was head of development. He oversaw the team creating and developing new formats, including Apocalypse Wow (ITV2), Guessable (Comedy Central), Head Hunters (BBC One), Killer Camp (ITV2 and The CW) and The Hit List (BBC One). Previously, he was a series producer at Twofour on Take the Tower and head of development at Renegade Pictures.

Archibald joined Expectation in 2017 and has developed and produced The Big Narstie Show and The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan. She also has credits on I Can See Your Voice and The Big New Year’s In.

Amy Dallmeyer will continue to grow her slate as head of development, co-executive producing her new shows.

Donkin, Archibald and Dallmeyer will all report directly to Creative Director Ben Wicks.

Wicks said: “The last year has been a whirlwind of success thanks to our amazing development team: Amy’s unrivaled energy and ever-inventive mind has developed Munya Chawawa’s Race Around Britain and It’s Clarkson on TV. Rhe-an developed the BAFTA-winning duo The Big Narstie Show and The Lateish Show, SP-ing the latter impeccably, so I’m elated to be making her EP. Finally, I’m utterly delighted to be adding to that stellar team the incredibly talented James Donkin—evidently one of the finest format brains in Britain.”

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