Why Him? Under Scannell’s leadership, BBC America has joined the originals game—and all signs are pointing up. Its first scripted original “Copper” marked the net’s highest-rated series premiere when it bowed earlier this year. In addition, distribution gains have pushed the net past the 80 million subscriber mark, a significant milestone. Staffers know Scannell as an authentic leader who mandates collaboration. Except, perhaps, when he’s playing Scrabble (he’s a competitor). Expect Scannell to keep expanding the BBCA brand and building on his established audience-centric approach.
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Rolling Stones
My peers would be surprised to learn that I… am an aquafarmer.
Appetizer or dessert? Appetizer
The movie that should never be remade? Chinatown
The TV show title that most resembles my life is… “The Wonder Years” ?