Gregory Berlanti (born May 24, 1972) is an American writer, producer, and film director. He is known for his work on the television series Dawson's Creek, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, Political Animals, Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and You in addition to his contributions to DC Comics on film and television, including The CW's Arrowverse. In 2018, Berlanti set a record in having 15 different live action scripted television series planned to air in the 2018–19 television season on various networks and digital platforms, and he signed the most expensive producer deal ever with Warner Bros. Berlanti also directed the 2018 romantic comedy-drama film Love, Simon. Notable as the first film by a major Hollywood studio to focus on a gay teenage romance, it grossed $66 million worldwide.
Berlanti in September 2012
|Born||May 24, 1972|
Rye, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Northwestern University (1994)|
|Occupation||Writer, producer, film director|
Robbie Rogers (m. 2017)
Berlanti made his feature film directorial debut with The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film focused on "the universal themes of romance, acceptance and family", as opposed to AIDS, coming out, and sex, which are more controversial and stereotypical topics commonly covered in LGBT films. The film grossed over 2 million in ticket sales, and received generally positive reviews from critics.
Berlanti got his start in television as a writer and executive producer on Dawson's Creek before going on to create two of The WB's drama series, 2002's Everwood and 2004's Jack & Bobby. He created and produced the 2008 ABC legal drama Eli Stone and the 2012 USA miniseries Political Animals. For NBC, he has produced The Mysteries of Laura, an American adaptation of the Spanish television series, that premiered September 17, 2014, and Blindspot which premiered on September 21, 2015.
Berlanti directed the 2010 film Life as We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. He produced the film Pan for Warner Brothers under his Berlanti Productions banner; the film was released October 9, 2015.
In January 2016, The CW ordered the Berlanti-produced television pilot Riverdale, based on the characters from Archie Comics. The pilot was picked up to series in May 2016. Riverdale premiered on January 26, 2017, and was renewed for a second season on March 7, 2017. In September 2017, it was reported that a live-action television series based on the comic book Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was being developed for The CW by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. In December 2017, the project had moved to Netflix and the first season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was released on October 26, 2018. On December 18, 2018, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.
In February 2015, it was announced that Berlanti and Sera Gamble would develop a series based on the Caroline Kepnes's thriller novel titled You. Two years later, it was announced that the series was purchased by Lifetime and put on fast-track development. The series premiered on September 9, 2018. On July 26, 2018, ahead of the series premiere, Lifetime announced that the series had been renewed for a second season. On December 3, 2018, it was confirmed that Lifetime had passed on the series and that Netflix picked up the series ahead of the release of the second season.
Berlanti co-wrote and co-produced the DC Comics film Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular character. As the film was not critically nor financially successful, further planned releases were cancelled.
In May 2016, Berlanti discussed his involvement in a Booster Gold feature film that is currently in development, as producer and possibly as director as well. Zack Stentz is signed to the project as screenwriter.
In December 2011, it was announced that, along with Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim, Berlanti would create, write, and produce a series for The CW based on Green Arrow, called Arrow. In May 2012, it was picked up to series and premiered on October 10, of that year. On July 30, 2013, it was announced at the summer TCA tour that Berlanti, Kreisberg, and DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns would be introducing Barry Allen in the second season of Arrow, with the possibility of the character being spun off to his own series. Actor Grant Gustin was cast and made his debut in episode 8, "The Scientist". In November 2013, The CW officially ordered a pilot for The Flash, and in May 2014 the network picked the project up to series with a premiere scheduled for autumn of that year. The Flash premiered on October 7, 2014.
On February 26, 2015, it was announced that Berlanti, along with Guggenheim and Kreisberg, would write and executive produce a spin-off series featuring The Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Martin Stein (Victor Garber), and The White Canary (Caity Lotz), for a potential 2016 premiere. The series was ultimately titled Legends of Tomorrow, and it follows the ragtag team of heroes and villains as they travel through time and space on a mission to stop the devious immortal Vandal Savage. The series premiered on January 21, 2016, and was renewed for a second season on March 11, 2016.
On September 4, 2014, it was reported that Berlanti would executive produce a re-imagining of the origin of Supergirl, to be written by The New Normal and Chuck alum Ali Adler. Flash co-creator Johns is also involved with development. On September 19, 2014, it was reported that CBS had made a series commitment to Supergirl. It was also announced that Berlanti would co-write the first episode.
After its first season, the show moved from CBS to The CW, bringing all live-action Arrowverse shows together on one network.
He was born in Rye, New York. His parents are Barbara Moller Berlanti and Eugene Berlanti. Greg has one sister, Dina, and two nieces. He has Italian and Irish ancestry. He described his early life in an August 2004 interview with Entertainment Weekly: "We were Italians in a town of WASPs" and his family was not "doing as well as 90% of the community." The Berlanti Productions production logo, which follows each episode of shows he produces, features a family with their backs to the audience and the spoken quote, "Greg, move your head!" This is an homage to Berlanti's father, Gene, who would yell at Greg when he was blocking the television screen. Berlanti graduated from Northwestern University in 1994.
Berlanti has been in a relationship with ex-LA Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers since mid-2013. On February 18, 2016, Berlanti and Rogers welcomed their first son via surrogacy, Caleb Berlanti. On December 31, 2016, Rogers and Berlanti announced they had become engaged. They wed on December 2, 2017.
|2000||The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|2010||Life as We Know It||Yes||No||No||No|
|2011||Green Lantern||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Co-story writer with Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim|
Co-screenwriter with Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg
Co-producer with Donald De Line
|2012||Wrath of the Titans||No||No||Yes||No||Co-story writer with Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson|
|2015||Pan||No||No||No||Yes||Co-producer with Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster|
|TBA||Flashpoint||No||No||No||Yes||Co-producer with Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, Chantel Nong and Geoff Johns|
|Untitled Booster Gold film||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Co-screenwriter with Zack Stentz|
Co-producer with Walter Hamada, Chantel Nong and Geoff Johns
|2004–2005||Jack & Bobby||No||Yes||Yes|
|2006–2008||Brothers & Sisters||No||Yes||Yes|
|2007–2009||Dirty Sexy Money||No||No||Yes|
|2010–2011||No Ordinary Family||No||No||Yes|
|2013–2014||The Tomorrow People||No||Yes||Yes|
|2014–2016||The Mysteries of Laura||No||No||Yes|
|2016–present||Legends of Tomorrow||No||Yes||Yes|
|God Friended Me||No||No||Yes|
|Chilling Adventures of Sabrina||No||No||Yes|
|2019||The Red Line||No||No||Yes|
All American is an American television drama series, created by April Blair that premiered on The CW on October 10, 2018. The series is inspired by the life of professional football player Spencer Paysinger.Armen V. Kevorkian
Armen V. Kevorkian is an American-Armenian visual effects supervisor and television director.
He is known for his contributions to Greg Berlanti and The CW's Arrowverse, namely The Flash.Doom Patrol (TV series)
Doom Patrol is an American web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team Doom Patrol created by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani that premiered on February 15, 2019 and consists of 15 episodes, on DC Universe. It is a spin-off of Titans, with April Bowlby, Brendan Fraser and Matt Bomer reprising their roles, as well as Diane Guerrero, Alan Tudyk, Joivan Wade and Timothy Dalton joining the cast. Filming began in Georgia in late August 2018.Green Lantern (film)
Green Lantern is a 2011 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins, with Martin Campbell directing a script by Greg Berlanti and comic book writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, which was subsequently rewritten by Michael Goldenberg. The film tells the story of Hal Jordan, a test pilot who is selected to become the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps. Hal is given a ring that grants him superpowers, and must confront Parallax, who threatens to upset the balance of power in the universe.
The film first entered development in 1997; progress remained stalled until Greg Berlanti was hired to write and direct in October 2007. Martin Campbell was brought on board in February 2009 after Berlanti was forced to vacate the director's position. Most of the live-action actors were cast between July 2009 and February 2010, and filming took place from March to August 2010 in Louisiana. The film was converted to 3D during its post-production stage.
Green Lantern was released on June 17, 2011, and received generally negative reviews; most criticized the film for its screenplay, inconsistent tone, choice and portrayal of villains, and its use of CGI, while some praised Reynolds' performance. Reynolds would later voice his dissatisfaction with the film. The film underperformed at the box office, grossing $219 million against a production budget of $230 million. Due to the film's negative reception and disappointing box office performance, Warner Bros. canceled any plans for a sequel, instead opting to reboot the character in the DC Extended Universe line with the film Green Lantern Corps.Life as We Know It (film)
Life As We Know It is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. It was released on October 8, 2010, after sneak previews in 811 theaters on October 2, 2010.List of Arrow episodes
Arrow is an American television series, developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. The series premiered in the United States on October 10, 2012 for The CW television network. The first six seasons have been released on DVD to Regions 1, 2 and 4 and on Blu-ray to Regions A and B.
Arrow follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), who, after five years of being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to his mother, Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) and sister, Thea Queen (Willa Holland) and becomes a bow and arrow-wielding vigilante. He is initially aided by his friends, John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), and later aspiring vigilantes Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin), Rory Regan (Joe Dinicol), and Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy) join them. In addition, Queen's team receives help from the Lance family; Laurel (Katie Cassidy), Sara (Caity Lotz), and Quentin (Paul Blackthorne), sharing the goal of bringing justice to Starling City (later, Star City). The series also featured flashbacks in most episodes in the first five seasons to the time Queen was missing, and how his experiences there shaped him into the man who returned home to fight crime.
On April 2, 2018, the CW renewed the series for a seventh season, which premiered on October 15, 2018. On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for an eighth season. As of February 11, 2019, 151 episodes of Arrow have aired.List of Legends of Tomorrow episodes
Legends of Tomorrow is an American action-adventure television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Phil Klemmer, who are also executive producers along with Sarah Schechter and Chris Fedak; Klemmer serves as showrunner. The series airs on The CW and is a spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe.
On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on October 22, 2018. On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a fifth season. As of December 10, 2018, 59 episodes of Legends of Tomorrow have aired.List of Supergirl episodes
Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character Supergirl, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, that originally aired on CBS and premiered on October 26, 2015. Supergirl is a costumed superheroine who is the biological cousin to Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians. The series was officially picked up on May 6, 2015, and received a full season order on November 30, 2015. The series moved from CBS to The CW from its second season onwards.On April 2, 2018, the CW renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on October 14, 2018. On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a fifth season. As of February 17, 2019, 77 episodes of Supergirl have aired.List of The Flash episodes
The Flash is an American action television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen / Flash, a costumed crimefighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. It is a spin-off from Arrow, existing in the same fictional universe. The series follows Barry Allen, portrayed by Grant Gustin, a crime scene investigator who gains superhuman speed, which he uses to fight criminals, including others who have also gained superhuman abilities.
On April 2, 2018, the series was renewed for a fifth season by the CW, which premiered on October 9, 2018. On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a sixth season. As of February 12, 2019, 106 episodes of The Flash have aired.Political Animals (miniseries)
Political Animals is a six-episode American comedy-drama miniseries created by Greg Berlanti. The series aired in the United States on USA Network from July 15 through August 19, 2012. Sigourney Weaver portrays Elaine Barrish, a divorced former First Lady and Governor of Illinois, as well as the current Secretary of State. Weaver and the show's production team acknowledge that the lead character has some similarities to Hillary Clinton. They say that the premise of the show is "very much about all families who have been in the White House, the price they've paid for being there and the fact that those same families will often try or continue to try to get back into the White House again."While it was speculated that the miniseries would lead into a full season, on November 2, 2012, USA Network announced their decision to stick with their initial plan of producing it as a miniseries.Rina Mimoun
Rina Mimoun is an American television writer and producer.
Mimoun's career began at the age of 21 with a Writers Guild of America internship on the Fox comedy Ned and Stacey and a first staff writer job on the UPN sitcom Guys Like Us. She scored her big break when then-Dawson's Creek showrunner Greg Berlanti hired her as a writer on the teen drama series. Mimoun has also written for Jack & Jill, Dawson's Creek, Everwood, Gilmore Girls, Pushing Daisies, Eastwick, and Hart of Dixie.
She served as a supervising producer on Everwood for the first 12 episodes of season 1. She was made a co-executive producer for the rest of season 1 and the entirety of season 2. She became an executive producer and the showrunner for seasons 3 and 4 after creator Greg Berlanti left the series.Mimoun developed and executive-produced Privileged for The CW Television Network, based on the Zoey Dean novel How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls.Mimoun serves as an executive producer on Mistresses, an American remake of the 2008–2010 British series of the same name.Stronger Together (Supergirl)
"Stronger Together" is the second episode in the first season of the CBS television series Supergirl, which aired on November 2, 2015. It was written by series developers/creators Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, and directed by Glen Winter.
The episode centers on Kara's attempt to put a positive image on Supergirl as she attempts to capture a Kryptonian prisoner from Fort Rozz, while Cat pressure James' connection to Superman to get an interview with Supergirl.The Scientist (Arrow)
"The Scientist" is the eighth episode of the second season of the American television series Arrow, based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, revolving around billionaire playboy Oliver Queen as he returns to Starling City, after having been shipwrecked for five years, and becomes a bow-wielding, hooded vigilante who sets out to fight crime and corruption. It is set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with the other television series of the universe. The episode was written by Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns from a story by Greg Berlanti and Kreisberg, and directed by Michael Schultz.
Stephen Amell stars as Oliver, alongside Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Manu Bennett, Susanna Thompson, and Paul Blackthorne. The episode introduces guest star Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, who arrives in Starling City to personally investigate a superhuman-related crime.
"The Scientist" originally aired on The CW on December 4, 2013, and was watched by 3.24 million viewers according to Nielsen Media Research. It had a season high viewership and a series high 18–34 rating. The episode received a positive critical response.Titans (2018 TV series)
Titans is an American web television series that is released on DC Universe, based on the DC Comics team Teen Titans. Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti created the series, which features Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson / Robin, the leader of the Titans, alongside Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Titans premiered on October 12, 2018, and its first season comprised eleven episodes. Ahead of the series' premiere, Titans was renewed for a second season.
A live-action series based on the Teen Titans entered development in September 2014 for the cable channel TNT, with Goldsman and Marc Haimes writing the pilot. The pilot had been ordered by December 2014, but never came to fruition, with TNT announcing in January 2016 it would no longer be moving forward with the project. In April 2017, it was announced that the series was being redeveloped for DC Comics' new direct-to-consumer digital service, with Goldsman, Johns, and Berlanti attached. Brenton Thwaites was cast as Dick Grayson in September 2017, and other series regulars were cast between August and October 2017. In May 2018, the spin-off series Doom Patrol was announced, which will pick up after the events of Titans.You (TV series)
You is an American psychological thriller television series developed by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble. Produced by Warner Horizon Television, in association with Alloy Entertainment and A&E Studios, the first season is based on the eponymous 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes and follows Joe Goldberg, a New York bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) who falls in love with a customer named Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and quickly becomes obsessed with her. It features Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Shay Mitchell in supporting roles.
The series premiered on Lifetime on September 9, 2018, in the United States, and on Netflix, internationally, on December 26, 2018. The series attracted a limited audience on Lifetime before coming a massive hit for Netflix. Lifetime announced that You had been renewed for a second season based on Kepnes' follow-up novel Hidden Bodies, on July 26, 2018, ahead of the series premiere. On December 3, 2018, it was announced that the series would move to Netflix as a "Netflix Original" title, ahead of the premiere of the second season.