The Split and Black Mirror producer Lucy Dyke has joined drama indie Sister to launch Manchester-based hub Northern Sister as part of the independent content studio co-founded by Jane Featherstone, Stacey Snider and Elisabeth Murdoch.

Northern Sister will focus on developing and producing high-end scripted projects in the region, nurturing new, visionary creators from diverse backgrounds both on and off screen.

Northern Sister will help Sister to continue to strengthen existing relationships and collaborations as well as establish new connections with writers, producers and creative talent in other cities, including Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, and Bradford.

As well as developing her own projects in the region, Dyke will also continue to work with the teams located in London and LA. Dyke is currently working with Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl, Giri/Haji, Utopia) and Sister Executive Producer Chris Fry (Chernobyl, Giri/ Haji, Humans) on a number of new scripted projects.

As a freelance producer and exec, Dyke has overseen two seasons of the BBC/AMC co-production The Split for Sister.  Created by Emmy Award winning writer Abi Morgan (Suffragette, The Hour, River) S2 of the legal drama starring Nicola Walker and Stephen Mangan has, the second series, which averaged over 6 million viewers and over 19 million streams, became the third most watched drama series on BBC iPlayer in 2020*.

Prior to joining Sister, Dyke produced Black Mirror for Netflix, and Ripper Street for Amazon.

Dyke said: ‘I’m delighted to set up a permanent home here in the North whilst continuing my long-standing relationship with Jane and the exceptional team at Sister. This is an exciting chance to collaborate with the extraordinarily talented creatives in this area and beyond, and to recognise the need to create more opportunities outside of London. Sister is a brilliantly empowering company who always put great storytelling first and I can’t wait to explore what we can do together”

Featherstone said: “I’m so thrilled Sister is able to support and encourage Lucy’s ambitions in the North. We share her passion and drive to continue to collaborate with established partners as well as seek out, connect with and develop emerging voices from across the UK. It’s a brilliant opportunity; one which we’re all incredibly excited about and inspired by. I for one, can’t wait to see what the team starts to generate with such a wealth of phenomenal talent.


Jon Creamer

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