TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 Jim

“Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Prentice Penny Talks “Insecure” and “Uncorked”

“Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Prentice Penny Talks “Insecure” and “Uncorked”

Insecure on HBO has been nominated in nine Emmy categories this year and currently preparing for its fifth season. That’s no mean feat for a television series based on a series of semi-biographic YouTube videos from co-creator Issa Rae called Awkward Black Girl. We caught up with Prentice Penny writer and executive producer on the show […]

 Jim

“Creators, Creations & Faith” Aaron Guzikowski Summarizes ‘Raised By Wolves’

“Creators, Creations & Faith” Aaron Guzikowski Summarizes ‘Raised By Wolves’

The role of android robots in human lives has been the stuff of many sci-fi films and TV shows. They range from the works of Philip K. Dick and George Lucas to James Cameron and Ridley Scott. Raised By Wolves, penned by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners, The Red Road), tells the story of two aptly-named androids, […]

 Jim

Katori Hall Talks Up The Grit & Glitter Of “P-Valley” On Starz

Katori Hall Talks Up The Grit & Glitter Of “P-Valley” On Starz

“Down In The Valley…” goes the song in the opening credits of P-Valley. But this is no ordinary valley. It is the Dirty Delta of Mississippi where the girls “shake it” in front of adoring audiences as part of a normal day. The TV series on Starz began its life on the stage from playwright […]

 Jim

“A Story About Marriage” Showrunner Chris Mundy Talks ‘Ozark’

“A Story About Marriage” Showrunner Chris Mundy Talks ‘Ozark’

Ozark, the multiple award-winning, slow-burning drama on Netflix depicts the precarious lives of the Byrde family who flew away from noisy Chicago to the relative peace of the Missouri Ozarks to launder drug cartel money as a way to start a new life. We spoke with veteran showrunner Chris Mundy, also known for his work […]

 Brock Swinson

“Inside The TV Writers’ Room & Beyond” Showrunner Steve Blackman on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 (Part 2)

“Inside The TV Writers’ Room & Beyond” Showrunner Steve Blackman on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 (Part 2)

We continue our interview with showrunner Steve Blackman on creating The Umbrella Academy as he discusses how his TV writers’ room operates and how writers can further their writing careers. Blackman runs his TV writers’ room with a focus on collaboration. “Every TV writer brings something to that room. There are different styles. Some writers throw […]