Sarah Aubrey serves as executive vice president of original programming for TNT. Based in Los Angeles, Aubrey joined the network in February 2015 as a key member of the new executive team under Kevin Reilly, president of TBS and TNT, chief creative officer for Turner Entertainment. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all development and production of original series and miniseries for the network's rapidly expanding programming slate.
Since joining TNT, Aubrey has already greenlit several series including the network’s highest-rated summer hit Claws. The top five, new cable drama starring Niecy Nash launched with strong ratings and wide critical praise. Additionally, she helped to develop the TNT series Animal Kingdom, starring Ellen Barkin, Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery and the critically-acclaimed, new #1 drama, The Alienist, starring Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans.
Aubrey was also instrumental in the Shatterbox Anthology film series partnership with TNT and Refinery29. The series provides a platform for the next cycle of female storytellers to create short films that redefine identity, imagination and storytelling through the female lens.
Prior to joining TNT, as a television and film producer, Aubrey was partnered with Peter Berg in their production company, Film 44. Together with Berg, she produced such projects as the acclaimed film and television series Friday Night Lights and the emotionally charged hit film Lone Survivor, based on the book of the same name, which was being developed into a series. The pair has also produced the action movies The Kingdom and Battleship, as well as three shows for HBO, including the acclaimed supernatural drama The Leftovers, which ran on HBO for three seasons, and the sports documentary series On Freddie Roach and State of Play.
Aubrey is an Austin native and former entertainment lawyer who earned her law degree at the University of Texas after graduating from Princeton University. In addition to her work for Film 44, she has produced Terry Zwigoff's irreverent hit comedy Bad Santa, which marked her first feature film credit, and the offbeat romantic comedy-drama Lars and the Real Girl.