Darren Throop intends to step down from his role as president and CEO of Hasbro‘s eOne division when his contract expires at the end of the year.
Hasbro made the news official this week while doubling down on its commitment to entertainment projects inspired by its extensive portfolio of toys and games.
“Darren built a team with deep passion, creativity, and talent — on behalf of all of us at Hasbro, I thank him for his steadfast leadership,” says Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks. “Darren’s vision and legacy will be felt for years, and we wish him all the best in his next chapter.”
According to Cocks, Hasbro has more than 200 film and TV projects in development, 35 of which are being developed by eOne inspired by Hasbro intellectual property, including Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Power Rangers, Transformers, Peppa Pig, My Little Pony, and Play-Doh.
“As eOne and Hasbro have hit their stride, we have already begun to see what is possible working together. We have been working towards this milestone from the moment eOne joined Hasbro, and I’m proud to see the vision being realized through Hasbro’s shared passion for creativity and storytelling,” Throop says. “I have had the privilege of leading eOne for more than 20 years and I am incredibly proud of the team, and what we built together. I want to thank the visionary leaders, world-class colleagues, and extraordinary eOners, past and present, who made this amazing adventure possible.”
No word yet on who will take the helm at eOne following Throop’s departure.