BPS 202: The Art of Showrunning a Hit Amazon Show with Naren Shankar

06.01.2022 - By Bulletproof Screenwriting™ Podcast with Alex Ferrari

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Naren Shankar is the Executive Producer/Showrunner of the critically acclaimed television adaptation of the international best-seller science fiction novel series, The Expanse, an Amazon Prime Original Series from Alcon Television Studios.Naren spent eight seasons as a Writer-Executive Producer and Co- Showrunner of the most-watched show in the world, CSI:Crime Scene Investigation. In 2011 he helped launch NBC's Grimm as a Writer- Executive Producer.Prior to CSI, Naren was an Executive Producer on the SyFy Channel cult hit series Farscape for The Jim Henson Company, and spent three seasons as a writer-producer on Showtime's The Outer Limits.Naren began his career as a writer and science consultant for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and he holds a PhD in Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.Naren has been honored with multiple Emmy nominations for Best Series, a WGA Award nomination for CSI's two-hour event "Grave Danger" directed by Quentin Tarantino, and has received WGC and Saturn Awards for The Outer Limits, CSI, and Farscape. The Expanse won a Hugo Award for "Leviathan Wakes" in 2017 and was nominated in 2019 for "Abaddon's Gate."

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