Casey Bloys Named President of HBO Programming


LOS ANGELES: Following Michael Lombardo’s decision to depart HBO after more than 30 years with the network, Casey Bloys has been tapped as the new president of HBO programming.

Lombardo had helped to launch some of HBO’s most acclaimed and successful series, including True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Girls, Veep, Looking, Ballers, True Detective, Vice, The Jinx, Mildred Pierce, Olive Kitteridge and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.

Since 2013, Bloys was executive VP of HBO programming, responsible for the network’s comedy series, late night and specials. He was named president of comedy and drama series, late night and specials earlier this year. Now, in his expanded role, Bloys will oversee all of HBO and Cinemax’s programming initiatives, including HBO Films, HBO Sports, HBO Documentaries & Family and HBO Entertainment.

Len Amato, the president of HBO Films; Kary Antholis, the president of HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming; Peter Nelson, the executive VP of HBO Sports; and Sheila Nevins, the president of HBO documentaries and family, will report to Bloys. Bloys reports to HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler.

“It goes without saying that Mike’s contributions over these many years, most especially in the last nine as president of programming, have been nothing short of extraordinary,” said Plepler. “I believe it’s fair to say that his brilliant work will stand the test of time and his tenure will be recognized as second to none.”

He continued: “We are very fortunate that Casey will assume the role of president of HBO programming. He has the deepest respect and admiration of our colleagues inside the company as well as throughout the creative community.”