Warren Littlefield | Executive Producer | The Old Man
Warren Littlefield is the founder and president of The Littlefield Company, whose shows have garnered a total of 151 Emmy® nominations and 17 Emmy wins, alongside multiple Peabody Awards, PGAs, Golden Globes® and more.
Along with creator/showrunner Bruce Miller and Elisabeth Moss, he is an executive producer of The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu and MGM Television. Based on Margaret Atwood’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, in its first year The Handmaid’s Tale won eight Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, and the Television Critics Association named it the Program of the Year. It has received 76 Emmy nominations. The series also won three Golden Globe Awards, the AFI TV Program of the Year Award, a Peabody Award, a BAFTA Television Award and garnered Littlefield his third Producers Guild Award. Season 4 premiered on Hulu to record-breaking numbers. Season 5 is currently in production.
Littlefield is an executive producer on FX’s fifth television adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning film Fargo, alongside Noah Hawley and the Coen brothers. In its first year Fargo won a Peabody, multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, AFI, Producers Guild and Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Miniseries. Fargo has won six Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 55.
Littlefield recently wrapped production on The Old Man for FX and 20th Television alongside fellow executive producer Dan Shotz and showrunner Jon E. Steinberg.
Littlefield is also an executive producer of Dopesick, based on Beth Macy’s New York Times bestseller, with award-winning creator/showrunner and executive producer Danny Strong. The limited series for Hulu starred Michael Keaton and chronicles the opioid crisis in America.
The Littlefield Company is under a multi-year deal with 20th Television for all TV development. He is joined by producing partners Ann Johnson, Lisa Harrison and Graham Littlefield.
Previously while at NBC, Littlefield was responsible for developing many of the series that defined quality programming. As head of the comedy department he developed The Golden Girls, Alf and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In his last four years as president of the entertainment division, Littlefield orchestrated a renaissance at NBC and a return to first place in the ratings race, fueled by a long roster of hit series that he developed. They included: Seinfeld, ER, Friends, Frasier, Mad About You, Just Shoot Me!, 3rd Rock from the Sun, NewsRadio, Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order. He was an architect of “Must See TV.” In his final year at NBC, he supervised the development of Will & Grace, Providence and The West Wing. He initiated the development of Law & Order: SVU, which began the industry trend of procedural spin-offs. Actor Bob Balaban portrayed Littlefield in the HBO film The Late Shift as well as a handful of memorable episodes of Seinfeld.
In May 2012 Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group published Littlefield’s New York Times bestselling memoir Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV, which documents his record-breaking years at NBC.