BBC Studios Comedy Productions has hired current Head of Jax UK, Molly Seymour, into the newly created role of Creative Director.

Reporting to Head of Comedy Josh Cole, Seymour will take up the post in January 2024.

Seymour joins the producer of Inside No. 9, Good Omens, Trying and Black Ops with 14 years of experience in the TV and Film industry and having set up projects in the UK and US with Channel 4, BBC, Showtime, HBO Max, Sky and AMC. She most recently launched the UK arm of Jax Media (Broad City, Emily in Paris, Search Party, Russian Doll) and has worked with top emerging and established UK talent.

Seymour developed and produced Dillon Mapletoft and Oliver Taylor’s Everyone Else Burns for Jax Media UK and Universal International Studios on Channel 4 and The CW in America. She also produced short form series Peck’Eds with writer/performer Soph Galustian for BBC Three.

Previously Seymour was in development at Baby Cow where she produced Jon Pointing’s short form series for BBC Three. Before Baby Cow, she was assistant producer to Richard Curtis across Red Nose Day as well as films About Time and Esio Trot.

Announcing the appointment Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios Productions said: “We’re delighted to be bringing someone of Molly’s skill, creativity, and dynamism to the team. Molly has a fine comic mind, impeccable talent relationships and knows exactly how to nurture the next generation of comedy and comedy drama. I’m thrilled she’s joining BBC Studios Productions.”

Molly Seymour added: “What an exciting honour it is going to be, to work with Josh and the prolific team in Comedy at BBC Studios Productions. Not only is there prestige and heritage in their output, but they’re also leading the way in ambition, scale and ensuring that comedy is at the forefront of what people continue to watch. I’m so excited to find fun ways to keep building on this special slate whilst working with the best of British talent and sharing their ideas in the UK and internationally.”

Picture credit: Stewart Capper

Jon Creamer

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