‘Sex Education’ Producers, ‘The End of the F***ing World’ Exec Team Up (EXCLUSIVE)
The producers of two of Netflix’s buzziest series are joining forces to develop new shows, with a focus on work by women and people of color.
Dominic Buchanan, the executive producer of “The End of the F***ing World,” and Eleven, the shingle behind “Sex Education,” have inked a production pact giving Eleven first look at Buchanan’s TV projects. The partners will co-develop and take new shows out to both streaming platforms and linear broadcasters.
About 45% of Eleven’s work already comes from female writers and directors, but the company wants to increase the proportion of its shows from people of color.
“There are a disproportionately small number of stories that are told by women and people of color,” Eleven co-founder Jamie Campbell told Variety. “We have been quite self-analytical as a company to work out how we can find more of these stories and how we can be more inclusive.”
Buchanan is a seasoned producer and has worked on both sides of the Atlantic in film and TV. He produced Hong Khaou’s 2014 Sundance movie “Lilting,” which starred Cheng Pei-pei and Ben Whishaw. In TV, he has been homing in on writers and directors of color as his slate comes together.