eOne poised to name Michael Lombardo head of TV: reports

Former HBO exec Lombardo, who is currently consulting for the global studio, will reportedly transition into eOne's top TV post in the near future.

Veteran U.S. executive Michael Lombardo is poised to become eOne’s head of TV, according to reports.

Former HBO exec Lombardo is currently working as a consultant for eOne across scripted and unscripted, though he is expected to transition into the company’s top TV post in the near future. The news was first reported by Variety.

eOne declined to comment when reached by Playback Daily.

The head of  TV position has been vacant since Mark Gordon left the role of president and CCO last summer and moved into a producing deal with eOne.

Lombardo was at HBO for more than three decades, greenlighting titles such as Girls, True Blood, The Leftovers, True Detective and Game of Thrones, before departing in 2016 and later joining U.S.-based Film 44 in 2018.

News of his appointment comes three weeks after eOne’s chief strategy officer Peter Micelli departed after two years in the role. Micelli, a high-profile TV agent, had joined the company shortly after Gordon, who he had also repped for four years prior to joining the global entertainment studio.

Those moves come four months after Hasbro finalized its all-cash acquisition of eOne for  approximately $4.93 billion (US$3.8 billion). Olivier Dumont (president, family and brands), Steve Bertram (president, film and television) and Chris Taylor (global president, music) were among the eOne execs confirmed to join Rhode Island-based Hasbro as the deal closed.