Frank Spotnitz

Showrunner (USA)

Award-win­ning writer-pro­du­cer Frank Spot­nitz began his 20+ year career with The X‑Files, serving as  exec­ut­ive pro­du­cer and writ­ing or co-writ­ing more than 40 epis­odes of the sem­in­al sci­ence-fic­tion  series.

Spot­nitz has been no less pro­lif­ic in recent years, cre­at­ing and exec­ut­ive pro­du­cing Amazon’s  award-win­ning The Man in the High Castle, now in its fourth sea­son. For Net­flix, he co-cre­ated  Medici: Mas­ters of Florence, star­ring Richard Mad­den and Dustin Hoff­man, Medici: Mas­ters of  Florence, now in its second sea­son, and The Indi­an Detect­ive. He also co-cre­ated and exec­ut­ive pro­duced Ransom, which fin­ished its third sea­son on CBS and Glob­al, and the lim­ited series Leonardo da Vinci, which goes into pro­duc­tion later this year in  Italy.

Spotnitz’s oth­er cred­its include Hunted, which he cre­ated for the BBC and Cinemax; Strike Back, for  Sky and Cinemax; Night Stalk­er for ABC; Michael Mann’s Rob­bery Hom­icide Divi­sion for CBS, as well as The Lone Gun­men, Harsh Realm and Mil­len­ni­um for Fox. Spot­nitz is the chief exec­ut­ive officer of Big Light Pro­duc­tions, a Lon­don- and Par­is-based pro­duc­tion com­pany, spe­cial­iz­ing in inter­na­tion­al tele­vi­sion series, includ­ing drama, com­edy and doc­u­ment­ar­ies. He shared three Golden Globes for Best Drama Series and a Peabody Award for his work on The X‑Files. He was also nom­in­ated for an Emmy Award for writ­ing and three times for Out­stand­ing Drama Series.