(L-R) Todd Abbott, Thomas Ward, Emily Barclay, Caitlin Stasey, Josh Thomas and Kevin Whyte at a special screening of ‘Please Like Me’ at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles.
Todd Abbott has joined Guesswork Television as director of programs and development after years of collaborating with the production company headed by Kevin Whyte.
Working alongside director of production Frank Bruzzese, Abbott will drive the creative development of Guesswork’s scripted and unscripted productions, collaborating closely with the creative teams and network partners.
Abbott served as the producer and executive producer of Guesswork’s Please Like Me, taking the Josh Thomas comedy from concept to a global stage as one of Australia’s most successful international series.
Since that show ended he has been developing his own projects and consulting for the ABC’s arts and entertainment departments.
He has worked with many of the writers, comedians and directors who led Guesswork’s existing productions and co-productions including Rosehaven, Get Krack!n, The Weekly and Hard Quiz as well as a number of yet to be announced projects.
After starting his career as a journalist he produced Roy and H.G.’s series The Dream at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Salt Lake City and Athens, Micallef Tonight, Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey and Rove’s 2007 relaunch.
He will work principally at Guesswork’s Melbourne offices but will also spend time in its Sydney offices in Surry Hills.
Guesswork most recently delivered the first Australian-made Netflix Original stand-up special, Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette, filmed at the Sydney Opera House.