Alan Eyres is senior vice president of programming and development for the National Geographic Channel, where he has been responsible for developing and overseeing production of some of the highest rated series in the history of the network including Wicked Tuna, Brain Games, Life Below Zero, Ultimate Survival Alaska, and Mick Dodge in addition to event series such as The 80s and The 90s.
Eyres is based in National Geographic Channel’s Washington, DC headquarters and currently acts as head of development for the network. With the network looking to develop premium content with A-level creative talent behind and in front of the lens, Eyres has exciting projects in the works, including Origins from Asylum Entertainment and Melodysheep; and bigger scale unscripted projects like MARS and Earth Live from Bunim/Murray Productions and Berman Productions, One Strange Rock with Nutopia and Darren Aronofsky. Additional credits include The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, which became the highest-rated and most-watched series of all time for the network. He has cultivated key development partnerships for the network with Brian Grazer, Peter Berg, Brett Morgen, Tom Fontana, Mental_Floss, and Alex Gibney, to mention a few.
Eyres comes from Discovery Channel, where he most recently served as acting VP with responsibilities across development and production, working on series in including the multiple award-winning Human Planet, some of the top-rated Shark Week episodes, and served as series editor on the prestige series Curiosity and high-end specials hosted by major celebrities such as Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Williams, Will.i.Am and Maggie Gyllenghaal.
Prior to coming to Discovery in 2007, Eyres worked for 10 years in production in the U.K., producing nonfiction television for both the U.S. and U.K. markets, including the Emmy and BAFTA-nominated Krakatoa: The Last Days for the BBC.