Patrick Schweitzer has been named the new CEO of Red Production Company, the British producer behind hits like It’s a sin, Years and years and the upcoming fantasy series adapted by Neil Gaiman Anansi boys.
Red’s parent company, Studiocanal, announced the news on Monday. Studiocanal CEO Anna Marsh called Schweitzer “an incredible addition to Red.” He already has an exceptional portfolio of dramas and an innate ability to create programs suitable for all audiences… Patrick’s relationships with writers, acting talent, broadcasters and his team members are second to none. We are thrilled to know that Red is in such excellent hands.”
Over the course of his 30-year career in television, Schweitzer has worked on such high-quality drama series as Gracefulness, repayment And Whitechapel Sky’s hit for ITV Gangs of London And save meand such BBC shows as SSGB, The interceptor And Doctor Who. He has been involved in the launch of numerous recurring television series including Ghosts, The hour, Blackpool And Call the midwife. Before joining Red, Schweitzer spent five years at British production company Tall Story Pictures (Bancroft, The Bay).
“After a wonderful five years at Tall Story and ITV, I’m thrilled to begin the next chapter with Red,” Schweitzer said in a statement. “I enjoy working with the best writing talent from across the country to produce great content. It is extremely exciting to join this highly respected company and to work with Studiocanal, whose iconic catalog continues to resonate around the world. Our goal is to continue producing both mainstream entertainment and bolder, character-driven dramas, celebrating stories that encourage new reflection on the intimate and nurturing writing that provides deeper insights into our human condition.”
Next to Anansi boysa co-production with Endor Productions that will star Whoopi Goldberg, CCH Pounder, Delroy Lindo, Malachi Kirby and Fiona Shaw and will air on Amazon Prime Video next year. Red’s most recent productions include Sheridan Smith in the lead role No return for ITV and Harlan Coben’s Stay close for Netflix.