Legendary Television Strengthens Team: Names Brian Segna Senior Vice Present of Development and promotes several execs

Robert Atwood Will Serve as Executive Vice President, Current Series & Digital Media, while Ivana Cordero, Anna Halligan & Sara Hendel Also Move Up

Burbank, CA – January 12, 2022 – Legendary Television, a leading global full-service television studio, announced today that it has hired Brian Segna as the Senior Vice President of Development for Legendary Television, where he will oversee the acquisition and development of a diverse range of genre and character-driven content across multiple platforms. Segna joins Legendary from Paramount Television Studios and will work closely with Jennifer Breslow, Executive Vice President of Telvision & Digital Media, both reporting to Carmi Zlotnik, Legendary’s President of Television. Breslow and Zlotnik both joined Legendary in 2021.


Building off recent success, the company is further bolstering its television team with a variety of promotions including Robert Atwood to Executive Vice President, Current Series & Digital Media, who will continue to report to Zlotnik. Additional promotions include Ivana Cordero to Senior Manager, Current & Development, and Anna Halligan and Sara Hendel to Managers of Development, TV & Digital Media.


The moves come as Legendary Television bolsters its domestic and international development and sales efforts. Recently Legendary Television announced two international projects, Vanda in Portugal and Drops of God in France and Japan, in addition to its upcoming slate of series including Dune: The Sisterhood, based on one of the most popular science fiction franchises of all time, for HBO Max; Paper Girls, based on Brian K. Vaughan’s best-selling graphic novel, and Lightyears, a one-hour drama series starring Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons, both for Amazon.


Zlotnik stated, “Brian has the creativity, passion and strategic mindset that we strive to maintain as the vision for our television department. His insight and experience are a valuable addition and we look forward to working together closely.“


“I am thrilled to join Carmi and the rest of Legendary TV to continue building upon the existing slate of projects. The opportunity to work with such an impressive team and to be a part of the company’s vision for its television business going forward is really exciting,” said Segna.


While the Senior Vice President of Scripted TV Development at Paramount Television, Segna oversaw the development of the upcoming series: Joe Pickett (Paramount+ / Spectrum), The Spiderwick Chronicles (Disney+), The Offer (Paramount+), and Reacher (Amazon). Previously, Segna was the Vice President of Scripted Television Development at Universal Content Productions (UCP), where he worked on such series as Chucky (SYFY), Brand New Cherry Flavor (Netflix), the Suits spin-off Pearson (USA Network), the television adaptation of the George R.R. Martin novella Nightflyers (Netflix), and the horror anthology Channel Zero (SYFY). Prior to UCP, Segna was the Vice President of Scripted Television Development for ITV Studios America. He began his career as an assistant at CAA and is a graduate of Columbia Business School and UCLA.


Atwood oversees the creative and casting for several hit series for the global television studio. Such projects include Lost in Space (Netflix), Dune: The Sisterhood (HBOMax), and several series at Amazon—Carnival Row, and the upcoming series Paper Girls and Lightyears. He also oversees Animation for the studio – both development and the current series: Tomb Raider and Skull Island (Netflix). Prior to Legendary, Atwood served as the Head of Television Development & Production for Fazekas & Butters. While a Director of Original Programming & Talent at TV Land/Viacom, Atwood worked across several series including Hot in Cleveland, The Exes, Younger, Teachers, and Impastor. Prior to TV Land, Atwood spent several years at Brillstein Entertainment Partners, where he rose from an assistant in talent management to the Director of Television Development.


Cordero has worked on the hit shows Lost in Space (Netflix), Carnival Row (Amazon), and Debris (NBC), as well as upcoming series Paper Girls and Lightyears, both for Amazon. Prior to Legendary, she worked at the television production company Fazekas & Butters, as well as Untitled Entertainment in talent management.


Halligan oversees the day-to-day for upcoming anime projects Skull Island and Tomb Raider (for Netflix), as well a large slate of development projects. Halligan came to Legendary in 2018 from the Fox Broadcasting Company, where she was a comedy programming and development assistant as well as a producer’s assistant on the series The Last Man on Earth. She has worked both in writers’ rooms and in production, getting her start as the writers’ PA on the STARZ series Outlander. Halligan is a graduate of the University of San Diego.


Hendel has contributed to such projects as Dune: The Sisterhood (HBOMax), Paper Girls (Amazon), Debris (NBC), and Pacific Rim: The Black (Netflix). Prior to Legendary, she worked as an assistant at Josephson Entertainment and in event production and talent buying at Knitting Factory Entertainment. She got her start as a Campaign Fellow for Hillary for America. Hendel is a graduate of Yale University.


About Legendary Television:

Legendary Television is a leading global full-service television studio specializing in financing, developing, and producing quality genre and character-driven projects for multiple platforms. Championing compelling auteur-driven storytelling featuring renowned talent, Legendary’s Television roster includes: the reboot of the classic family adventure series Lost in Space for Netflix; Carnival Row, a fantasy noir drama starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, for Amazon; Pacific Rim: The Black, an original anime series expanding the story of the first two live action movies for Netflix; and Debris, the sci-fi drama from J.H. Wyman and starring Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele, for NBC. Upcoming projects include: Dune: The Sisterhood, based on one of the most popular science fiction franchises of all time, for HBO Max; Paper Girls, based on Brian K. Vaughan’s best-selling graphic novel, and Lightyears, a one-hour drama series starring Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons, for Amazon; the anime series Skull Island and Tomb Raider, both for Netflix; and upcoming international local language productions: the multinational and multi-lingual series Drops of God, based on the best-selling hit manga, and the new Portuguese crime heist Vanda. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com