Amanda is the second ABC Signature executive to move to Netflix this month, joining ABC Studios/ABC Signature veteran Lisa Lang McMullen.
ABC Signature Studios’ Amanda Barclay has joined Netflix as Director of Original Series, Comedy. She replaces Robert Prinz, who has left Netflix following a nearly four-year run.
Barclay, who will report to Netflix comedy head Tracey Pakosta, has spent the past year and a half working as exec director of comedy development at ABC Signature Studios. Since joining the Disney-backed studio, she has helped develop series including the recently renewed Home Economics as well as pilot Black Don’t Crack and Adopted. Before ABC Signature, Barclay was a current development exec at YouTube Premium, where she had her hands on originals including seasons two and three of Cobra Kai and Wayne.
Barclay becomes the latest ABC Signature exec to depart for Netflix and joins Lisa Lang McMullen, who left the studio after a 12-year run. She now serves as a director on Jimmy Howe’s drama development team.
Prinz, meanwhile, was a key member of the comedy team that was previously headed by Jane Wiseman. Wiseman was among the senior execs who were hired by Cindy Holland, who herself departed the streamer following Bajaria’s rise to VP global TV. During his tenure, Prinz developed series including Family Reunion, The Crew, Country Comfort and Dad Stop Embarrassing Me.