Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell

Executive Vice President

U.S. Drama Development and Programming

Chris Parnell serves as executive vice president, U.S. drama development and programming for Sony Pictures Television. In this role, Parnell guides the development of scripted programming for drama series, working with writers and producers on projects for broadcast, cable, and streaming outlets.

Parnell joined SPT in 2003. During his tenure at SPT, Parnell has helped to develop many of the studio's high profile dramas, including Outlander, The Blacklist, Franklin & Bash, Powers, Helix, Preacher, and Breaking Bad among many others.

He holds a MFA in Acting from the Asolo Conservatory of Florida State.