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 […]

 Brock Swinson

“A Dysfunctional Family Story Cloaked In The Superhero Genre” Showrunner Steve Blackman on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 (Part 1)

“A Dysfunctional Family Story Cloaked In The Superhero Genre” Showrunner Steve Blackman on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 (Part 1)

“I actually had an old life as an attorney,” said showrunner Steve Blackman. “I was pretty miserable practicing law. I dreamed of getting out and I saw an opportunity to write a TV show about young lawyers.” Following the write-what-you-know advice many young writers hear, Blackman sold a show where he was already familiar with […]