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Sarah Aubrey

Credits: Head of Max Original Programming

SARAH AUBREY is Head of Max Original Programming, where she oversees a distinctive slate of Max Originals. She was appointed to the position in January 2019. On May 23, 2023, HBO Max transitioned to Max, with Aubrey overseeing content for the enhanced streaming platform.

Working with the best storytellers from around the world, Aubrey is focused on fueling Max’s momentum and broadening out audiences with a range of breakthrough programming.

Aubrey oversees the company’s IP franchises including Peacemaker, And Just Like That… and upcoming dramas The Penguin, Dune: Prophecy, and IT: Welcome to Derry, in addition to the upcoming Harry Potter series. She is also responsible for award-winning series such as Hacks, The Staircase, Station Eleven, and The Flight Attendant and fan favorites including Our Flag Means Death, Issa Rae’s Rap Sh!t, and The Sex Lives of College Girls from Mindy Kaling.

In August 2022, Aubrey’s role expanded to include a global content purview, a creative position on a dedicated team working to define and implement an international programming strategy.

Prior to Max, Aubrey was Executive Vice President of Original Programming for TNT. She joined the network in 2015 and played an integral role in the network’s evolution into one of the premier destinations for prestige original dramas with Claws, Animal Kingdom, and the award-winning drama The Alienist.

Aubrey was previously a television and film producer. She produced NBC’s Friday Night Lights, HBO’s The Leftovers, and the feature film Lone Survivor with her production company Film 44 alongside Peter Berg. Separately, she produced the films Bad Santa and Lars and the Real Girl.

Throughout her career, Aubrey has made it a priority to champion diversity at every level and in her role at Max, she works hard to address structural issues and create a framework for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Aubrey is an Austin native who earned her law degree at the University of Texas after graduating from Princeton University.

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