553 - Adapting Station Eleven
Play • 1 hr 10 min
John welcomes writer/showrunner Patrick Somerville to explore the development process for Station Eleven. From finding the source material, organizing the writers room, to writing production drafts, they walk through the steps of creating a limited series.

Along the way, Patrick explains how he transitioned careers from novelist to television writer, and advises a listener on prepping for staffing meetings.

In our bonus segment for premium members, John and Patrick discuss creating a pandemic show during a pandemic.

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Email us at ask@johnaugust.com

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