CASUALTY producer Jon Sen has announced he is leaving his job after a successful two year run on the medical drama.
He confirmed “It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave the BBC and pursue new ventures. It has been the privilege of a lifetime to lead these two amazing heritage brands and to have worked with some of the best creative talent in the industry. I wish all my colleagues the best of luck.”
Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama, BBC Studios, also issued a statement about his departure, “We will be sorry to see Jon leave. He has played a key role in making our continuing dramas a success, from leading the team on EastEnders during the pandemic, to more recently on the multi award-winning CASUALTY, creating some groundbreaking moments like the episode celebrating the NHS’s 75th anniversary.
“We wish him well in his next role.”
Jon joined as Executive Producer in 2021 and in his time on the show implemented a format change for each series, introduced many new characters and welcomed back some Holby City favourites. He will also oversee Charlie Fairhead’s final storyline on the show and led CASUALTY to a BAFTA win this year.
With a heavy heart, I’m leaving @BBCCasualty later this year. It’s been amazing & hv loved every minute working with creative minds and superb talent. But new horizons beckon. Thanks for the wonderful support we have received over the past two years. https://t.co/f5ZarYiHdj
— J O N • S E N (@jonarthonsen) October 11, 2023