Brit kids drama specialist Bryncoed Productions has hired Jonathan Wolfman as its first head of young adult (YA) development.
Wolfman’s main focus in his new role will be Undercover Kid, an action-adventure series that combines stand-alone stories with ongoing serial cliffhangers.
This is the second senior-level recruit of 2018 for Bryncoed, which brought in former NBCUniversal exec Emma Yap as a development producer in June. The studio was founded by Foz Allan, a producer on ITV miniseries Jekyll and Hyde and Sky Atlantic’s Riviera. He also served as a producer on children’s drama series including CBBC/ZDF’s Wolfblood, working alongside Wolfman, who was a script editor on the project.
Wolfman has racked up many other development, production and script-editing credits on a number of YA shows, including CBBC’s Worst Witch, Hetty Feather, Pet Squad, Scoop, The Dumping Ground and Tracy Beaker Returns. Most recently, he produced three-part drama Katy for the pubcaster.
His hire comes on the heels of Bryncoed selling The Athena to Sky Kids in the UK. This 26 x 30-minute live-action drama series for tweens is slated to air in spring 2019.