‘HBO’ exec says he will never be a fan of the show again
HBO has fired the show’s head of original programming, Kevin Reilly, according to a report.
The network announced Thursday that Reilly had been fired after more than a decade at the helm of the cable network’s Emmy Award-winning original programming unit, which airs its shows on HBO.
“Kevin Reilly has been terminated as HBO President, the company announced Thursday, citing his failure to fully comply with our Code of Conduct and Ethics and the Company’s policy of not discriminating against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or national origin,” HBO said in a statement.
Reilly has led the company since its 2012 inception and has been involved in its growing roster of original series including True Detective, Veep and Silicon Valley.
He has also worked as the co-chairman of HBO’s board of directors and a senior vice president of original content at Netflix.
He was appointed head of the HBO original programming group by HBO President David Benioff in January 2017.”HBO’s Code of Ethics and its commitment to diversity and inclusion have always been part of our culture and this is a clear statement of those values, the network said in its statement.”
We deeply regret the impact this decision has on the HBO family and its employees and we are committed to being a leader in inclusion and diversity.
“Reilly was hired by HBO in 2010 after working at Viacom’s Paramount studios and Warner Bros.’
Warner Home Video.
He left in 2011 and took the helm at HBO as its VP of original comedy programming in 2016.