TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 Jim

“Who’s The President?” ‘The Good Fight’ Is A Perfect Spinoff In An Alternate Reality

“Who’s The President?” ‘The Good Fight’ Is A Perfect Spinoff In An Alternate Reality

The Good Wife starring Juliana Margulies as Attorney Felicia Florrick, was a consistent ratings winner for CBS as she juggled the vulnerabilties her career with being… the good wife. Following the show’s ending in 2016 and Margulie’s departure, the screen was ripe for a spinoff. In 2017, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) started a new life […]

 Jim

“The Show Should Not Judge Cassie’s Actions” Steve Yockey Talks ‘The Flight Attendant’

“The Show Should Not Judge Cassie’s Actions” Steve Yockey Talks ‘The Flight Attendant’

Prolific TV writer Steve Yockey (Supernatural) was offered the novel The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian as a potential open writing assignment. Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) who plays the lead Cassie Bowden had already optioned the rights to the book and powerhouse producer Greg Berlanti (The Flash) was onboard with this darkly comedic […]

 Brock Swinson

“Stick a Syringe in the Novel” Ethan Hawke & Mark Richard on ‘The Good Lord Bird’

“Stick a Syringe in the Novel” Ethan Hawke & Mark Richard on ‘The Good Lord Bird’

In 2013, author James McBride published a remarkable book about Henry Shackleford, an enslaved person who united with John Brown and his abolitionist mission. The book was called The Good Lord Bird. Blumhouse Television producer Jeremy Gold (Sharp Objects) encouraged Hell on Wheels screenwriter Mark Richard to read the book. “He put the book in […]

 Jim

“Every Laugh Is Earned” Jann Arden Talks ‘Jann’

“Every Laugh Is Earned” Jann Arden Talks ‘Jann’

Canadian TV comedy is having a moment in the sun. Hopefully, an extended moment with hit TV shows like Letterkenny, Schitt’s Creek, and now, Jann gracing screens outside their homeland. We spoke to Jann Arden, the Canadian country singer turned showrunner about creating a TV about a fictionalized television version of herself – and how different […]

 Brock Swinson

“Find Your Own Balanced Philosophy” Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg on ‘Cobra Kai’

“Find Your Own Balanced Philosophy” Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg on ‘Cobra Kai’

“We never stopped talking about The Karate Kid since it first came out,” said Josh Heald. “The three of us are from New Jersey. Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg met each other in high school. I met both of them in college. We’ve known each other for 25 years. We bonded over that movie, as […]

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