Nellie Reed to Head Television for 'People v. O.J.' Producers

Courtesy of Color Force
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The executive has been tapped senior vp television at Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson's Color Force banner.

Color Force, the producers behind FX's Emmy darling People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, has a new head of television.

Nellie Reed has been tapped to serve as senior vp television at the company overseen by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, to whom she'll report.

In her new role, she will be charged with overseeing Color Force's television production slate as well as acquisition and development of future projects. She joins Color Force from Channing Tatum's Free Association, where she developed A24's Iron Fisting as well as MRC's Property. Before that, she headed development at David Goyer's Phantom Four Films, where she developed NBC's Constantine, Starz's DaVinci's Demons as well as features including Sandman.

For Color Force, the hire comes at a key time for the eight-year-old company. The production company's first television foray, FX anthology People v. O.J., collected 22 Emmy nominations and took home nine wins, including best limited series. The company, alongside showrunner Ryan Murphy, is in production on seasons two and three of the anthology for FX and Fox 21. (Season two will focus on Hurricane Katrina, while season three explores the slaying of Gianni Versace.)

Additionally, Color Force is reteaming with FX for a television adaption of Brian K. Vaughan's beloved comic book Y: The Last Man. The company in September renewed its overall deal with FX Productions.

"We first met Nellie and were wowed by her when she was working with David Goyer,” Jacobson and Simpson said in a joint statement. “We have always been impressed by her ideas and talent relationships and we are thrilled to make her a cornerstone of our expanding television business.”

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