AMC Network signs talent deals with Mona Chalabi (The Fix ), Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City), Cameron Esposito (Queery), and Jena Friedman (The Daily Show) to expand company’s original true-crime series. All new talents will work closely with AMC to provide entertaining, unexpected, and progressive angles in the true crime genre space according to Variety.
“Mona, Naomi, Cameron, and Jena each bring a unique perspective to the true-crime conversation while delivering thought-provoking cultural observations and we are thrilled to collaborate with them as we continue to build upon our recent, critically acclaimed successes in this space,” said Dan McDermott, President of Original Programming for AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and Co-President of AMC Studios via Deadline.
Chalabi has illustration features in The Guardian US, The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Tate, The Design Museum, and more. She wrote for radio and TV: NPR, Gimlet, The Frankie Boyle Show on the BBC, and Nat Geo’s Star Talk. In 2018, she joined the Netflix’s comedy panel show, The Fix, as a data expert. Chalabi is also producer, presenter, and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated video series Vagina Dispatches.
Ekperigin has writing credentials in Comedy Central TV show, Broad City, and HBO Max’s original series, Search Party. Currently, she is a correspondent on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and has an appearance on 2 Dope Queens. Ekperigin and her husband host a podcast together called Couples Therapy.
Esposito currently has a podcast, Queery, where she features interviews with LGBTQ+ notables like Roxanne Gay (Bad Feminist), Trixie Mattel (Barbara), Evan Rachel Wood (American Gothic), and Lena Waithe (Master of None). She has also been acknowledged as co-creator and been featured as a co-star in Seeso’s original, Take My Wife.
As a former Daily Show field producer, Friedman spent three years working with Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and Michael Che. Friedman has also written for The Late Show with David Letterman. She has also created a one-woman show, American C**t, which had a public showing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.