Warren Littlefield is the founder and president of The Littlefield Company, whose shows have garnered a total 164 Emmy® nominations and 21 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. Based on Margaret Atwood’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale was named Best Drama and Program of the Year by the Television Critics Association in its first year. It has won 15 Emmy awards and has received 75 nominations. The series also won three Golden Globe Awards, the AFI TV Program of the Year Award, a Peabody Award, a BAFTA 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 Joel and Ethan Coen. In its first year, Fargo won a Peabody, multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, AFI, Producers Guild and Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Limited Series. Fargo has won six Emmy awards and has been nominated for 55.
Littlefield just wrapped production on The Old Man for FX and 20th TV alongside fellow executive producer Dan Shotz and showrunner Jon Steinberg, with star and executive producer Jeff Bridges in his first TV role. Based on the Thomas Perry novel of the same name, The Old Man is about an ex-CIA agent who, after living a long, full life in hiding, suddenly finds himself the active target of the CIA and various political groups. The series premiered simultaneously on FX & FX on Hulu, to tremendous critical acclaim. It has been renewed for Season 2.
Littlefield is also Executive Producer of Dopesick, based on Beth Macy’s New York Times best seller, with award-winning creator/showrunner and Executive Producer Danny Strong. The limited series for Hulu stars Michael Keaton and chronicles the opioid crisis in America. The series has won a George Foster Peabody award, and been nominated for 14 Emmys.
The Littlefield Company is under a a multi-year deal with Disney TV for all TV development. He is joined by producing partners Ann Johnson, Lisa Harrison, Graham Littlefield and Vivien Mao along with Alice Losk, Patty Mann & Tej Narayanan.
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, Doubleday Books published Littlefield’s The 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.
He is repped by WME, The Framework Collective, and Tom Hoberman of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman.