Darryl Frank serves as an executive producer for NBC's new musical drama "Smash." Frank serves as co-president of DreamWorks Television, where he oversees all series development, production, and long-form programming for the studio.
DreamWorks Television is currently producing five series. In addition to "Smash," Frank is executive producing the period drama series "The Borgias" for Showtime, based on the infamous papal family, which was created by critically acclaimed writer-director Neil Jordan and stars Jeremy Irons.
For TNT, Frank is executive producing "Falling Skies," a drama series based on an original idea of Steven Spielberg's which was created by Robert Rodat ("Saving Private Ryan") and stars Noah Wyle. "Falling Skies" had the highest-rated premiere for a new cable series in 2011 and has been picked up for a second season. For Fox, Frank is executive producing the family adventure series "Terra Nova," which debuted in fall 2011. Additionally, Frank is currently executive producing new genre thriller "The River" for ABC with Oren Peli ("Paranormal Activity"), which premieres in spring 2012.
In his 16-year tenure at the studio, Frank developed and served as executive producer for "Las Vegas" for all five seasons and 106 episodes. Frank also oversaw the development and production of "Spin City" for its entire six-season run.
In the long-form arena, Frank served as co-executive producer on "Into the West," an epic limited series from executive producer Steven Spielberg, which became the most Emmy-nominated program of the year in 2006 with 16 nominations and earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Frank also served as the co-executive producer on "Taken," the epic 20-hour miniseries for Syfy, which won the Emmy Award in 2002 for Outstanding Miniseries and was nominated in the same category for the Golden Globes.