TNT, TV Series
THE LIBRARIANS came right on the heels of LEVERAGE, with John Rogers as showrunner and me as his Co-Executive Producer. We brought in the brilliant Geoff Thorne as Producer, and the rest of the staff consisted of five writers whose combined experience totaled four years.
We had exactly four weeks to build an entire television series based on the TV movies starring Noah Wyle as an Indiana Jones-type librarian. The show combined magic, adventure, humor, and drama, and was absolutely NOT in my wheelhouse. I don’t do magic, and barely do adventure. But Rogers convinced me he needed someone to help run the room, and said regardless of whether it’s magic, adventure or whatnot, story is still king, and I know how to break story. Plus, with the very inexperienced staff, we really needed someone who knew production as well as story.
The staff did an amazing job, and we built that series and even pulled it off with a terrific cast including Rebecca Romijn, John Larroquette, John Harlan Kim, and Lindy Booth. Noah Wyle even appeared in some episodes.