“Christina Davis has decided to resign her position to pursue other opportunities,” a Starz spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline. “We wish her the best and thank her for her contributions during the past year.”
Karen Bailey, executive vice president of original programming, will lead the programming team while Starz searches for a permanent successor.
Davis came aboard last year following the departure of Carmi Zlotnik, who left the pay-cable network for a producing deal with Apple. Zlotnick had been with Starz for 10 years.
During her brief tenure, Starz launched “Blindspotting,” and has the upcoming “Gaslit,” “The Serpent Queen” and “Black Mafia Family.”
This year, Starz launched its #TakeTheLead diversity and inclusion initiative. Nearly two-thirds of Starz original series feature nonwhite actors or actresses in the lead roles,