Netflix Taps Peter Friedlander To Head U.S. Originals; Brian Wright To Exit

Following a seven-month search for an executive to head U.S. originals, Netflix global TV VP Bela Bajaria has opted to promote from within the company for the role. Longtime Netflix exec Peter Friedlander (l) has been promoted for the second time under Bajaria and will serve as head of U.S. and Canada scripted series. With Friedlander taking on added responsibilities, Brian Wright (r) has opted to exit the streamer.