Christian Taylor (screenwriter)

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Christian Taylor
Christian Taylor 2013.jpg
Born (1968-07-17) 17 July 1968 (age 50)
London, England
OccupationProducer, screenwriter
Years active1992–present

Christian Taylor is an English-American screenwriter, director, and producer known for his work on the American television dramas Lost, Six Feet Under, Teen Wolf and Eye Candy.

Early life[edit]

Taylor was born in London, moving to the United States to attend New York University.


As a student at New York University, Taylor wrote and directed the thesis film, “The Lady in Waiting,” which won the Gold Medal for Best Dramatic Film at the 1992 Student Academy Awards and went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film.

Taylor began writing on the HBO drama Six Feet Under in 2001, receiving an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series in 2002. Taylor’s script for the season 2 episode, “In Place of Anger,” was also nominated for a Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award in 2003.

He wrote, directed, and starred in the 2002 independent film, Showboy, which won the Douglas Hickox Award for best directorial debut at the British Independent Spirit Awards and was named Best Picture at the Milan International Film Festival.

In 2003, Taylor became a writer and producer on ABC’s dramatic series Miracles, before beginning work on the first season of the network’s breakout hit, Lost.

As a writer and supervising producer on Lost, Taylor won the 2006 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series.[1]

In 2008, he co-created Fox's sci-fi crime drama New Amsterdam.

He went on to become head writer on Lucasfilm’s animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars writing episodes for the show’s third, fourth, and fifth seasons and receiving a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program.

Taylor’s relationship with MTV began with the 2009 release of the horror miniseries, Valemont, which he wrote. He returned to MTV as a writer, director, and co-executive producer on Teen Wolf during the show’s second, third, and fourth seasons.

In 2014, Taylor was hired as the showrunner and executive producer for MTV’s drama-thriller series Eye Candy, starring Victoria Justice. Production began in New York City in September 2014, and the ten-episode first season was released in January 2015. He also is one of the three writers on the Netflix series Luke cage, which was released in 2018.


Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
1990 If Only Forever Yes Yes No Short films
Also editor
1992 The Lady in Waiting Yes Yes No
1995 Shooting Gallery Yes No No Episode 'Love Hurts'
2001-2002 Six Feet Under No Yes Yes Writer and Producer 2 episodes
Only Writer episode 'In Place of Anger'
Only Producer 7 episodes
2002 Showboy Yes Yes Co-Producer Mockumentary
Role: Himself
2003 Miracles No Yes Yes Writer and Producer 2 episodes
Only Producer 10 episodes
2004-2005 Lost No Yes Supervising Writer and Producer episode 'White Rabbit'
Only Producer 10 episodes
2008 New Amsterdam No Yes No Creator and Writer episode 'Pilot'
Only Creator 7 episodes
2009 Valemont No Yes No Urknown episodes
2011-2014 Star Wars: The Clone Wars No Yes No 15 episodes
2012 Teen Wolf Revelations No No Consulting Episode 'Origins'
2012-2014 Teen Wolf Yes Yes Consulting &
Director, Writer and Co-Executive Producer episode 'Motel California'
Only Director 2 episodes
Writer and Consulting Producer episode 'Abomination'
Only Writer episode 'Riddled'
Actor (Role: Principal Thomas) and Consulting Producer 2 episodes
Only Consulting Producer 10 episodes
Only Co-Executive Producer 11 episodes
2013 The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box No Yes No Theatrical film
2015 Eye Candy No Yes Executive Developer, Writer and Producer episode 'K3U'
Developer and Writer 2 episodes
Only Developer 7 episodes
2016 Luke Cage No Yes Co-Executive Writer and Producer 2 episodes
Only Producer 11 episodes


  1. ^ "Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2007.

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