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Warner Bros hires Nick veteran Diehl

Warner Bros Animation (WBA) has appointed the head of animation development at Nickelodeon as its VP of series.

Audrey Diehl

Audrey Diehl will develop new animated programming for the studio and oversee select current shows aimed at family audiences.

The exec comes to the studio after more than 14 years at Nickelodeon, where she has served as VP, animation development since 2013.

Diehl joined Nickelodeon in 2003 and held a number of progressively responsible positions in both current series and development.

During her tenure at Nickelodeon, Diehl developed series including Sanjay & Craig, Harvey Beaks and Pig Goat Banana Cricket and worked as creative executive on The Penguins of Madagascar, among other shows.

At WBA, Diehl will report to Sam Register, president of WBA and Warner Digital Series, and will oversee creative and production matters for its animated content, from initial outline to finished episode.

She will be charged with finding original material as well as identifying properties from the Warner Bros library to develop as animated series aimed at families.

WBA said Diehl will also collaborate with creative talent already working at the studio and will also spearhead the search for new writers, producers and artists for future development.

“This is an extremely exciting time to be working at WBA, with more than a dozen current series in production or on the air, and more to come. We look forward to Audrey contributing right away to our continued growth,” said Register.

WBA is currently producing shows including Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network, plus Green Eggs & Ham for Netflix.

Others include Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, The Tom & Jerry Show and Wacky Races for Boomerang.

It is also producing Young Justice: Outsiders for the forthcoming DC-branded digital service and Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim.

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