Baby Cow Productions has hired Rupert Majendie as Head of Comedy Development.
Majendie has previously produced shows including the BAFTA nominated BBC series Pls Like (series 1 and 2) starring Liam Williams and Tim Key, Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment for BBC Three and, most recently, the new Tom Davis and James de Frond BBC One sitcom King Gary. For film, he is currently in production with Film4 and the BFI on funded feature Brian and Charles, written by David Earl and Chris Hayward.
Alongside his television credits, Majendie also created online comedy platform mr box (www.mrbox.tv), originating ideas that have gone on to be adapted for other mediums including Romesh Ranganathan’s Hip Hop Saved My Life and Earl and Hayward’s Brian and Charles.
Majendie brings Pls Like with him to Baby Cow Productions and will executive produce a third series of the award-nominated series for the company.
Rupert Majendie said: “I am delighted to be starting at Baby Cow with Steve, Christine, Sarah and the rest of the team. As a long-time fan of the company’s work, I’m very grateful for them putting their faith in me to be a part of its further development. I cannot wait to welcome even more new and established talent to the slate and contribute to their rich heritage of ground-breaking comedy.”
Christine Langan, Baby Cow Productions CEO, said: “His rich experience and inspiring passion for comedy, make Rupert the ideal person to build on Baby Cow’s comedy heritage. We look forward to pushing into exciting new territory with Rupert on board.”
Steve Coogan, Baby Cow Creative Director, said: “Rupert is at the vanguard of the emergent generation of comedy writers and performers. He has intuitive good taste. He can create and guide the kind of comedy that has substance as well as funniness. Is respected by performers and commissioners alike. He is the perfect person to head our Baby Cow comedy team blah blah blah. Look he’s really good, ok. We wanted him and we’ve got him.”
Sarah Monteith was recently announced as Baby Cow Production’s first-ever Managing Director.