Darryl Frank is Co-President of Amblin Television, where he oversees all development, production and programming for the company. Frank works alongside longtime friend and business partner, Justin Falvey, and the two serve as executive producers on all Amblin Television productions including eleven series currently in various stages of production.
Frank is executive producer on the acclaimed series The Americans on FX, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB spies living in the US, which has received multiple AFI Awards, a Peabody Award and the Critics Choice Award, and returned this year for its sixth and final season.
Frank is also an executive producer on the CBS hit series Bull which is currently in its second season, Discovery Channel’s documentary series Cooper’s Treasure about the current day search for shipwrecks originally located by astronaut Gordon Cooper from space in 1963, and History Channel’s documentary series Days that Shaped America about historic events that forever transformed the United States. Upcoming shows include Reverie which debuts on NBC this year and follows a former hostage negotiator who must save people lost in a virtual-reality program, the adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House for Netflix, and the Rev Run and Justine Simmons family sitcom for Netflix. Upcoming productions include Amazing Stories for Apple, Cortes for Amazon, Animaniacs for Hulu, and Why We Hate for The Discovery Channel.
In his 20-year tenure at Amblin Television, some of Frank’s previous credits include executive producing the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary series Five Came Back which chronicled the wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II, two seasons of the NBC musical-drama series Smash starring Anjelica Huston, Debra Messing, and Katharine McPhee; three seasons of the CBS summer series Under the Dome; five seasons of the Noah Wyle TNT series Falling Skies; two seasons of the CBS series Extant starring Halle Berry; three seasons of the Showtime series The Borgias starring Jeremy Irons; and three seasons of The United States of Tara with Oscar-winning series creator Diablo Cody (Juno), and starring Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Toni Collette.
Additionally, Frank developed and served as executive producer on the NBC drama Las Vegas for all five seasons and 106 episodes. He also oversaw the development and production of Spin City starring Michael J. Fox for its entire six-season run.
In the long-form arena, Frank served as co-executive producer on Into The West, a 12-hour limited series from executive producer Steven Spielberg, which became the most Emmy-nominated program in 2006, with 16 nominations, and garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. In addition, Frank served as the co-executive producer on Taken, the epic 20-hour miniseries for the SyFy Channel, which won the Emmy in 2002 for Best Mini-Series and was nominated in the same category for the Golden Globes.