Tall Story Pictures, the ITV Studios label behind returning dramas such as The Bay and Grace, has named Phil Hunter as Executive Producer. The news follows yesterday’s announcement that former Tall Story producer Patrick Schweitzer has moved to Red Production Company as CEO.
Hunter will work across projects both in production and development, and will be EP on the next series of Grace, the ITV drama which is an adaptation of Peter James’ award winning novels, starring John Simm as Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.
Most recently, Hunter was co-producer on the Apple TV+ show Criminal Record starring Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo. Prior to that, he was executive producer on five seasons of ITV’s Vera.
Other credits include producing Midsomer Murders for Bentley Productions, as well as working as a producer and script editor on a range of shows such as Hollyoaks, EastEnders, Holby City and Hustle. He also held production posts at Rollem Productions and Mammoth Screen.
Catherine Oldfield, Creative Director of Tall Story, said, “Phil is a fantastic storyteller and a brilliant executive producer, so I couldn’t be more delighted to welcome him to Tall Story Pictures.”
Hunter commented,“I’ve long admired the vision and scale Catherine has for Tall Story Pictures, so I’m thrilled to be joining the team. I can’t wait to get going on the next series of Grace; it’s a real privilege to step on to such a successful and well loved show with so much amazing talent at the heart of it.”