Bennett comes to ABC from CBS Studios, where she served as vice president of drama development since 2014.
ABC Entertainment has named Brianna Bennett to lead its drama development team. Bennett has joined as SVP, Network Drama, ABC Entertainment, where she will oversee the department’s daily operations and supervising the creative for ABC’s drama pilots.
The former ViacomCBS and Fox executive will report to Simran Sethi, executive vice president, Development and Content Strategy, ABC Entertainment
In a statement, Sethi said: “Brianna is an amazing creative executive whose intellect, instinct and passion will drive our drama development forward as we continue to prioritize, nurture and sustain culturally inclusive and impactful storytelling. Her depth of experience and love of broadcast television will serve ABC’s commitment to bold and groundbreaking content with a watchful eye toward intersectionality.”
Bennett added: “I’m looking forward to working with Simran and the entire team on developing the next great drama for ABC, a network that has long been defined by some of the most important and trailblazing shows of our time. This is an exhilarating time to be a creator and writer in entertainment, especially for new and up-and-coming voices – there’s no limit to the stories we can tell.”
During her time at CBS Studios, she was actively involved with the development of SEAL Team, Evil, NCIS: Hawai’i for CBS. She also worked on CBS Studios shows like Nancy Drew and Walker for The CW, Insatiable for Netflix, and The Lost Symbol for Peacock, among others.
Prior to ViacomCBS, Bennett worked at Fox, where she helped develop Sleepy Hollow, The Following, Gang Related, Almost Human, Red Band Society and Empire.