Does It Matter That The TV Version Of Constantine Is Straight?

This fall is seeing a huge crop of comic-book TV shows, and one of the most promising is Constantine. The trench-coated antihero who copes with the unsavory side of magic is getting a more faithful portrayal. Except he won't smoke. And now we're hearing his sexuality will be toned down too. Does it matter? » 7/14/14 12:58pm 7/14/14 12:58pm

11 Books That Every Aspiring Television Writer MUST Read

Tomorrow, an army of geeks descends on San Diego — and many of them would kill to write for television. Comic-Con always hosts panels about TV writing, and they're always standing-room only. But how do you learn the craft? We asked some great television writers, and they told us 11 books that every aspiring scribe… » 7/16/13 10:33am 7/16/13 10:33am

Why You Should Never Write Action Scenes For Your Blockbuster Movie

It's the height of summer movie season, which means that action movies are blowing up all over. And that makes this the perfect time to revisit some advice from John Rogers, creator of Leverage and writer of the new webcomic Arcanum. Here, he explains why you should never write an action scene. Ever. » 6/06/13 12:31pm 6/06/13 12:31pm

Are there going to be multiple "robot crime" shows on television soon?

Last we heard, Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) was still hard at work on the pilot of the untitled "robot-on-human murder" show he's creating with Howard Gordon. But that may not be the only robotic crime show that could be on television in the next year or two. » 12/10/12 3:00pm 12/10/12 3:00pm

Locke & Key, the canned TV pilot, resurrects as a movie?

Our hearts were crushed when the television adaptation of the comic Locke & Key (which was penned by the amazing Josh Friedman and boasted a pilot directed by Mark Romanek) was canned by FOX before it was ever released. Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's comic book is exactly the kind of creepy mystery-solving the world… » 11/01/12 3:02pm 11/01/12 3:02pm

Sarah Connor Chronicles creator's next show is about a 15-year-old…

Josh Friedman of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is teaming up with Big Fish writer John August to make an intriguing TV series for ABC. » 9/19/12 4:29pm 9/19/12 4:29pm

A New Android Cop Show, From the Makers of Fringe

Could there be dueling police dramas about robots a year from now? Just a few weeks ago, NBC picked up a show about cops and robots from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Josh Friedman. And now, Fox has ordered a pilot for a show about android cops from J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, one of two showrunners on … » 9/06/12 1:20pm 9/06/12 1:20pm

Sarah Connor Chronicles creator Josh Friedman to write a new series…

We were huge fans of the Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series, and so it's exciting to hear that T:SCC's showrunner Josh Friedman is working on a new science fiction project. » 8/30/12 6:25pm 8/30/12 6:25pm

Watch the trailer for Locke & Key, the beautiful horror series that…

You may never see the brilliant TV adaptation of Joe Hill's supernatural comic book Locke & Key (as Fox dropped series before giving it a chance). But you can watch the trailer for the pilot right now. » 8/24/11 8:10pm 8/24/11 8:10pm

The Secret History of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Amazing…

Just like a Terminator coming from the future to kill you, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles excelled in catching us off guard. You might have thought you knew what an ongoing television series based on the first two Terminator movies was, but then you'd be surprised. » 8/17/11 3:01pm 8/17/11 3:01pm

The Locke & Key pilot teases the brilliant horror series that might…

We were at the special Comic-Con screening of Locke & Key, an attempted TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's acclaimed horror fantasy comic. We can officially add this to the list of brilliant pilots that never got series. » 7/22/11 2:46pm 7/22/11 2:46pm

Mark Romanek to direct Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci's Locke & Key…

Mark Romanek is joining the ranks of movie-makers turned TV directors. Rumor has it Romanek will be joining the list of impressive names working on Locke & Key including Sarah Connor Chronicles' Josh Friedman, Steven Spielberg, and Kurtzman and Orci. » 11/22/10 3:26pm 11/22/10 3:26pm

Spielberg, Orci and Kurtzman have their next TV show lined up: Locke &…

Steven Spielberg, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are gearing up to make a television series from spooky supernatural comic Locke & Key, written by Joe Hill. And they've hired Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Josh Friedman to run the show. » 8/24/10 5:24pm 8/24/10 5:24pm

The Questions You Shouldn't Answer, And The Answers You Can't Let Go Of

I was lucky enough to be talking with one of my favorite scifi novelists the other day, and I asked him a question he didn't know the answer to. » 8/28/09 9:00am 8/28/09 9:00am

The Television I Need Therapy To Work Through

I go to my therapist twice a week and often we just talk about television. You'd think I wouldn't need to pay someone to analyze why Lost works when nothing else will, and yet that's exactly what I do. » 8/25/09 10:30am 8/25/09 10:30am

Meet io9's Guest Bloggers

io9 is honored to have two guest bloggers joining us for TV Ate My Brain week: Josh Friedman (left), showrunner on Sarah Connor Chronicles ; and Jesse Alexander (right), former Heroes producer and creator of forthcoming series Day One. » 8/25/09 8:40am 8/25/09 8:40am

Sarah Connor Chronicles Producer's Blog Will Make You Die Laughing,…

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles producer Josh Friedman just updated his blog for the first time since February 2008. His inside look at what it's like to have a show canceled is hilarious and depressing and brilliant and... God, why? » 6/04/09 6:40am 6/04/09 6:40am

Sarah Connor's Story Is Really Over, Producer Tells io9

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is really over, and isn't coming back, as far as producer Josh Friedman goes. We asked Friedman about the show's status, but also about its ending and its vision of the future. Spoilers ahead! » 5/27/09 11:01am 5/27/09 11:01am

Sarah Connor's Boss Says Goodbye

Feeling angry and frustrated at Fox for canceling Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles? One man wants you to fight that feeling, and you might want to listen to him; he's the guy behind the show. » 5/19/09 6:30am 5/19/09 6:30am