Chantal Jackson joins Peacock Alley Entertainment

In her new L.A.-based position, the former Vice Media and Breakthrough Entertainment exec will lead Peacock's push to expand its scripted slate.

V3 chantal jacksonToronto-based Peacock Alley Entertainment has named Chantal Jackson as its SVP of scripted content, the first exec the company has hired to be based in the U.S.

Jackson has held the position since October (the official announcement was Monday, Dec. 17) and will relocate to L.A. in the new year. She will lead the company’s expansion of its scripted slate and reports directly to Peacock’s president Carrie Mudd.

“We are looking to bolster our development pipeline, expanding on our current slate of drama, science fiction and crime fare. We’re also excited about comedy and really digging in to find unique voices,” said Mudd about the company’s scripted strategy.

Prior to joining the prodco, Jackson worked as a development exec at Vice Media and Breakthrough Entertainment. In her most recent position as director of development and an exec producer at Vice, she focused on developing scripted content to attract Vice’s target millennial audience. While at Breakthrough, Jackson was responsible for developing unscripted original series as the company’s head of development and alternative content.

In other Peacock Alley news, season three of the company’s hit sci-fi series Travelers debuted on Netflix worldwide on Friday. Produced by Peacock in association with Netflix, the series was the seventh most-binged series globally on the streamer in 2017.  On the unscripted side, in October, Peacock announced that it has partnered with Toronto-based sports media company King Network to produce Disorganized Sport, a documentary about the inclusion of skateboarding in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.