BBC Studios appoints new executive producer for EastEnders - Jon Sen
BBC Studios is announcing Jon Sen as the new Executive Producer for its flagship BBC One continuing drama EastEnders.
EastEnders has been a huge part of my life since I was a kid. I can’t wait to get started in bringing bold, unmissable, state of the nation stories to a new generation of EastEnders fans
Jon has nearly 15 years’ experience writing, directing and producing continuing drama, including working on Holby, Casualty and EastEnders. He is currently a story producer and director on the multi-award-winning Casualty, including directing the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed 30th anniversary special, which was filmed in one continuous shot.
Other directing credits include Frances Tuesday, starring Tamsin Outhwaite, for ITV; Waterloo Road for BBC One; Stan for BBC Four and the award-winning landmark British Asian drama Second Generation for Channel 4.
Kate Oates, Senior Executive Producer, BBC Studios says: "Jon’s background in writing, directing and story producing makes him a really exciting appointment for EastEnders. I’m looking forward to working alongside him to create some unmissable drama in Walford."
Jon Sen says: “EastEnders has been a huge part of my life since I was a kid and has given us some of the most iconic TV water-cooler moments in living memory so I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Kate and the amazing EastEnders team at this exciting time in the show’s history. I can’t wait to get started in bringing bold, unmissable, state of the nation stories to a new generation of EastEnders fans.”
Produced by BBC Studios, EastEnders has gripped the nation for over three decades with its much-loved characters, realistic treatment of sensitive topics, and flair for creative storylines. The drama airs four times a week, 52 weeks of the year. EastEnders has won nine Bafta Awards to date, four Royal Television Awards for Best Continuing Drama, numerous TV Choice and British Soap Awards and has been inducted into the Rose d’OR Hall of Fame.