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.