Peep Show Producer Hannah Mackay named Objective Fiction’s Head of Scripted
22 June 2016
Taking up the role with immediate effect, Mackay, who produced the BAFTA-nominated final series of Peep Show in 2015, will spearhead both the comedy and drama development of Ben Farrell’s Objective Media Group narrative label.
Prior to overseeing the ninth series of the Channel 4 comedy Peep Show, Hannah was script editor on the second, third and final series of the multi-award-winning series Fresh Meat. Alongside her role as development producer she was also script editor of Objective Fiction’s Bafta-award winning Toast of London. Most recently Mackay co-wrote and executive produced a pilot for ABC in the US.
She said, “Objective has a history of making some of the best and most distinctive programmes in the country and has long had its own unique approach to making fresh and authentic television. I’m looking forward to joining Ben in making even more, and I’m thrilled to be part of this exciting new chapter in the life of such a brilliant and inspiring company.”
Objective Fiction, which Farrell launched in January 2016, specialises in original scripted content. Its present and historic productions include Roisin Conaty’s forthcoming self-penned series Game Face for E4, the recently re-commissioned acclaimed BBC Three series Witless, as well as Reggie Perrin for BBC One, The Peter Serafinowicz Show for BBC Two and Pete Versus Life for Channel 4,
Farrell added, “It’s often said that the route success is to hire people who are more talented than yourself. I’ve certainly done that in this instance. Hannah has a rare talent with script development and execution, both in comedy, drama, and the mercurial comedy drama. We’re delighted to have her on board.”