Apple TV+ poaches Sony Pictures Television co-president Chris Parnell

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Sony Pictures Television Studios co-president Chris Parnell is leaving the company for a role at Apple TV+.

Parnell will join the Cupertino tech giant's streaming business in a senior programming role. He will report to Matt Cherniss, Apple's head of scripted development, and will help drive development of Apple's original TV series.

In a memo seen by Variety, Sony Pictures Television Studios President Jeff Frost said that the studio has "multiple projects" with Apple and looks forward to working with Parnell at his new role.

During his 16 years at Sony, Parnell worked on high-profile series including The Blacklist," "Preacher" and "Outlander." He also worked with Apple on its original "For All Mankind" series, which was recently renewed for a second season.


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