Original Drama Executive Chris Regina Leaves Netflix After a 4-Year Tenure

Original Drama Executive Chris Regina Leaves Netflix After a 4-Year Tenure

Chris Regina, who was the Director, Original Series, Drama Development at Netflix, left the company after serving the company for four years. He was mostly in charge of the sci-fi and thriller genre shows and movies. He supervised shows like Another Life, Wu Assassins, October Faction, Black Summer, The Order, Warrior Nun and In From the Cold.

Chris Regina made the move from Syfy to Netflix 

Chris Regina had proved his worth before he moved to Netflix. He had started his career as a Program Director at WGTW. After that, he shifted to Syfy in 1998. He joined as a Director, Scheduling, and Administration and later promoted to SVP Program Strategy. He was in charge of scheduling, acquisitions, and developing original content for the broadcaster.

Regina then quickly climbed up the ladder to SVO Original Co-Productions, Syfy, USA & chiller. In his new capacity, he would oversee the development of original content for the channel. His credits include the popular Sharknado, Wynonna Earp, and Dark Matter. He is also the man behind Z Nation and Van Helsing. He also served as an executive producer on Hover and an associate producer for The Sandman

In 2017, Regina made a move to Netflix, joining the streamer as Director, Scripted Co-License and Original TV.

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Regina worked on various projects in his long career

Sharknado was such a massive success that it spawned five sequels – Sharknado 2: The Second One, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, and lastly, The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time that aired in 2018. The made-for-TV movie was a hilarious movie about a waterspout that would dump sharks on Los Angeles. 

Whereas Black Shammer was a Z Nation spin-off that landed with the zombie fans. Throughout his career, he worked on several diverse projects. For example, he made an exit from the zombie universe to magic and monsters in The Order. And then there’s Warrior Nun: A tale about a woman who wakes up to find herself thrust between a good and evil fight. 

Although this is a setback for the streamer, the platform is going ahead with its plan to expand more in anime. It is working on over 40 anime titles and will release them soon. 

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