Speaker Steve Blackman

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Steve Blackman

Creator, Writer, Executive Producer and Showrunner

WGA Award-winner Steve Blackman is currently the showrunner, creator, writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed Netflix show, The Umbrella Academy, which is an adaption of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s comic book series of the same name. The show revolves around estranged siblings with extraordinary powers, who reunite following their father’s death and uncover shocking family secrets along with a looming threat to humanity, starring Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, and David Castañeda, among others. The first season of the fan favorite series was watched by 45 million households in its first four weeks of release and was ranked third on the list of Netflix’s most popular series releases of 2019. The second season, which premiered in July 2020, broke numerous records for the streamer including longest #1 streak for any scripted show, prompting Netflix to renew the hit series for a third season. 

Recently, Blackman signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, where he will write and produce other series and projects exclusively for Netflix through his production company, Borderline Entertainment. 

Blackman was nominated for a Producers Guild Award and Emmy Award for the critically acclaimed series Fargo, which he wrote and co-executive produced. Additional credits include Altered Carbon, The Outsiders, Private Practice, NYPD Blue, and Legion.

Speaking on: Showrunner Screen Time: Steve Blackman, Alena Smith

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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