Orphan Black: Echoes producer Boat Rocker has appointed Todd Lubin as head of the unscripted series and documentaries division.
Lubin will become the sole president of Boat Rocker Studios, Unscripted, where he will oversee the indie studio’s production arms Matador Content, Maven and Proper Television. He takes over from Matador Content co-founder Jay Peterson, who has decided to step down and will remain with Boat Rocker for several months as an executive producer before leaving the company.
Lubin and Peterson co-founded Matador Content in 2013 and sold the company, which produced Lip Sync battle for Paramount+, in 2018. Their other Boat Rocker credits since include Beautiful baby: Brooke Shields for Hulu, Downey’s dream cars for Max, and Billie Eilish: The world is a little blurry on Apple TV+.
“We would like to thank Jay for his friendship, dedication and significant contributions to Boat Rocker over the past six years. We wish him well in his next endeavors and hope to have the opportunity to work with him in the future,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, co-executive chairmen of parent company Boat Rocker Media, of Peterson’s departure to place to make for Lubin.
Based in Los Angeles, Lubin reports directly to Fortier and Schneeberg. On the script front, Boat Rocker keeps going Orphan Black: Echoesstarring Krysten Ritter, a reboot of its Black orphan franchise that has not yet received a launch date from AMC Networks.
The spin-off series follows new characters in the same world as the cult favorite of BBC America. Orphan Black: Echoes comes from writer and showrunner Anna Fishko (Pieces of hair) and Boat Rocker, whose Temple Street Productions produced the original series.
Black orphan co-creator John Fawcett is also on board as executive producer and director.