Speaker Bart Nickerson
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Co-creator, showrunner and executive producer, Yellowjackets
Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson are the sensational creators, showrunners, and executive producers of the breakout hit Showtime drama series, Yellowjackets.
Yellowjackets was nominated for “Best Drama Series” by the Critics Choice Association and “Best Drama” & “Best New Series” by the Writers Guild of America. The critically-acclaimed series – which stars Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci – was recently renewed for a highly-anticipated second season. Forbes called it “a phenomenal must-binge” and Time, Vanity Fair, LA Times, Variety, IndieWire, and more named it one of the Best TV Shows of 2021. It is Rotten Tomato- certified Fresh, with a 100% on the tomato-meter.
The series – part survival epic, part psychological horror story and part coming-of-age drama – follows a high school girls’ soccer team after they survive a plane crash in the remote northern wilderness while en route to a championship tournament. The series chronicles their descent into savagery as they struggle to survive, and their attempts to piece their lives back together 25 years later.
Bart and Ashley most recently served as co-executive producers on the AMC series Dispatches From Elsewhere with Jason Segel. Prior to this, they were writers and producers on Netflix’s Narcos and Narcos: Mexico. They also developed The Big Empty at ABC Family and wrote for three seasons on The CW’s The Originals.
Ashley and Bart met in the early 2000s on the East Coast where their writing partnership began. They are married and currently reside in Los Angeles.
Speaking on: Showrunner Superpanel: breaking the script; Meet a Showrunner + Director; In Conversation With: Entertainment One and the showrunners of Yellowjackets