Freeform Boss Tara Duncan Discusses Animation & Unscripted Push, IP Interest & Diversity

Freeform Boss Tara Duncan Discusses Animation & Unscripted Push, IP Interest & Diversity
Tara Duncan has been in the job as President of Freeform for just over seven months and she is starting to put her mark on the Disney-owned network.

She tells Deadline what her priorities are for the network, new areas that she’s looking to move into and also addresses recent concerns over diversity.

This comes after she attended her first TCA in charge, an event where Freeform revealed it had handed a series order to comedy pilot Single Drunk Female and was piloting an adaptation of Phoebe Robinson’s book Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.

Current Freeform originals include dramas The Bold Type, The Fosters spin-off Good Trouble and Motherland: Fort Salem and comedies Grown-ish and Everything’s Going To Be Okay. The Jessica Biel-produced Cruel Summer is also launching later this year.

Duncan said while the network is “highly resourced”, expect around the same number of scripted originals on air.
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