Sister, the producer supported by Elisabeth Murdoch behind Chernobyl, launched an office in the north of England and recruited The Split executive producer Lucy Dyke to lead the outpost.
Northern Sister will be based in Manchester and will aim to build relationships with writers, producers and creative talent across the north of England, including the cities of Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool and Bradford.
Dyke was an independent executive producer before agreeing to take on the permanent role at Sister, which is currently in production on the HBO / Sky series. Landscapers in the English city of Nottingham.
She oversaw two seasons of The Split for the BBC and AMC, with a third and final season on the way. Previous credits include Netflix Black mirror and Amazon Ripper Street. She will continue to work with Sister on projects hosted in London and Los Angeles.
Commenting on Dyke’s appointment, Sister CEO Jane Featherstone said: “We share her passion and willingness to continue to collaborate with established partners as well as to seek, connect and develop emerging voices across the UK . “
Dyke added: “It is an exciting chance to collaborate with extraordinarily talented creatives in this field and beyond, and to recognize the need to create more opportunities outside of London.”
Sister was co-founded by Featherstone, Murdoch and Stacey Snider in 2019, around Featherstone’s previous outfit, Sister Pictures. As well as Landscapers (produced in association with South of the River Pictures and Sky Studios), the company is in production on the BBC / AMC medical series This will hurt with Ben Whishaw, and The power for Amazon.