Producer and director Reginald Hudlin will make history as the first Black executive producer of the Primetime Emmys.
“I’m excited to collaborate with this outstanding team as we produce a show that celebrates the best of what we do and reflects this moment in history,” Hudlin said.
In his three decade long career, Hudlin has produced films such as Django Unchained and directed episodes of Showtime’s Black Monday. He has also produced award shows such as the NAACP Image Awards and the Academy Awards.
Hudlin will executive produce alongside Guy Carrington, David Jammy and Ian Stewart. Done + Dusted will also return to their role as producers.
“The world has been turned upside-down by a pandemic, but television has remained our steadfast friend through it all, and we want to come together to honor this friend of ours that informs, entertains and oftentimes uplifts us when we need it most,” Stewart said.
This year, Jimmy Kimmel will host the ABC broadcast. At this time, the Emmys have not announced in what format the show will take place.