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Howard Overman

Writer

Credits

CURRENT
Production (role):
WAR OF THE WORLDS (SEASON 2)
Sole Writer and Executive Producer
Company:
Urban Myth/FX/Fox/Canal+
Project details:
8 x 60'
Production (role):
THE ONE
Sole Writer and Executive Producer
Company:
Urban Myth/Netflix
Project details:
10x 60' series
TELEVISION (Selected)
Production (role):
WAR OF THE WORLDS
Sole Writer and Executive Producer
Company:
Urban Myth/Fox/Canal+
Project details:
8x 60' series

Starring Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Stephen Campbell Moore, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar-Jones
Production (role):
CRAZY HEAD
Company:
Urban Myth/E4
Project details:
8x 60' series
Production (role):
MISFITS
Creator / Executive Producer / Writer (for all 5 series)
Company:
Clerkenwell Films / E4
Project details:
BAFTA Award - Best Drama Series, 2010

4 BAFTA Nominations including Best Drama Series, 2011

Digital Broadcast Award - Best Scripted Programme, 2010

RTS Nomination - Best Drama Series and Best Drama Writer, 2010

"A British horror comedy to rival Shaun of the Dead...Overman's script sparkled from the off. Misfits blazed onto the screen with such a terrific sense of humour, self-confidence and brio." - The Daily Telegraph

"It's also brilliant: sharp, funny, dark and, in places, quite chilling. Both the writing and the performances ensure that everything but the preposterous central premise remains entirely believable." - The Guardian

"Drama of the Year... utterly authentic." - The Independent
Production (role):
ATLANTIS (Creator / Executive Producer / Writer)
Company:
Urban Myth / BBC 1 (Series 1 & 2)
Project details:
26 x 45’ episodes

“A rattling good yarn with pots of action and humour…as action-packed, big fun Saturday evening entertainment this really did work – and with admirable brio” - The Independent

“Enjoy this family fun, which truly had something for everyone…. Thanks for the treat, BBC” - The Telegraph
Production (role):
MERLIN
Company:
Shine / BBC 1 (Series 1 - 5)
Project details:
11 x 45' episodes
Production (role):
DIRK GENTLY (Creator / Executive Producer / Writer)
Company:
ITV Productions / BBC 3
Project details:
Creator (from the Douglas Adams Novels)

Executive Producer, and writer of 2 x 60’ episodes of 4 part series

Starring Stephen Mangan and Darren Boyd
Production (role):
PERFECT DAY (Creator / Writer)
Company:
World / Channel Five
Project details:
Creator and writer of 2 hour opening episode

"A highly entertaining comedy." - The Daily Mail

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): WAR OF THE WORLDS (SEASON 2)
    Sole Writer and Executive Producer
    Company: Urban Myth/FX/Fox/Canal+
    Project details: 8 x 60'
  • Production (role): THE ONE
    Sole Writer and Executive Producer
    Company: Urban Myth/Netflix
    Project details: 10x 60' series
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): WAR OF THE WORLDS
    Sole Writer and Executive Producer
    Company: Urban Myth/Fox/Canal+
    Project details: 8x 60' series

    Starring Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Stephen Campbell Moore, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar-Jones
  • Production (role): CRAZY HEAD
    Company: Urban Myth/E4
    Project details: 8x 60' series
  • Production (role): MISFITS
    Creator / Executive Producer / Writer (for all 5 series)
    Company: Clerkenwell Films / E4
    Project details: BAFTA Award - Best Drama Series, 2010

    4 BAFTA Nominations including Best Drama Series, 2011

    Digital Broadcast Award - Best Scripted Programme, 2010

    RTS Nomination - Best Drama Series and Best Drama Writer, 2010

    "A British horror comedy to rival Shaun of the Dead...Overman's script sparkled from the off. Misfits blazed onto the screen with such a terrific sense of humour, self-confidence and brio." - The Daily Telegraph

    "It's also brilliant: sharp, funny, dark and, in places, quite chilling. Both the writing and the performances ensure that everything but the preposterous central premise remains entirely believable." - The Guardian

    "Drama of the Year... utterly authentic." - The Independent
  • Production (role): ATLANTIS (Creator / Executive Producer / Writer)
    Company: Urban Myth / BBC 1 (Series 1 & 2)
    Project details: 26 x 45’ episodes

    “A rattling good yarn with pots of action and humour…as action-packed, big fun Saturday evening entertainment this really did work – and with admirable brio” - The Independent

    “Enjoy this family fun, which truly had something for everyone…. Thanks for the treat, BBC” - The Telegraph
  • Production (role): MERLIN
    Company: Shine / BBC 1 (Series 1 - 5)
    Project details: 11 x 45' episodes
  • Production (role): DIRK GENTLY (Creator / Executive Producer / Writer)
    Company: ITV Productions / BBC 3
    Project details: Creator (from the Douglas Adams Novels)

    Executive Producer, and writer of 2 x 60’ episodes of 4 part series

    Starring Stephen Mangan and Darren Boyd
  • Production (role): PERFECT DAY (Creator / Writer)
    Company: World / Channel Five
    Project details: Creator and writer of 2 hour opening episode

    "A highly entertaining comedy." - The Daily Mail