John Wirth (television producer)
John Wirth is a television showrunner, producer, and writer. From 2012 to mid-2016, he was the showrunner and executive producer for the American Western series Hell on Wheels. He is also credited as a co-creator, executive producer and writer for the Netflix series, Wu Assassins.
His previous producer and writer credits include such series as The Cape (2011), the V remake (2009–2011), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009), Love Monkey (2006), Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010), Nash Bridges (1996–2001), and Remington Steele (1982–1987).
Hell on Wheels
On October 29, 2012, the AMC cable channel renewed Hell on Wheels for a third season. It was also announced that series creators Joe and Tony Gayton would step down as series' showrunners, and series producer/writer/director John Shiban would take over. Following the departure of Shiban, the renewal was put on hold until a replacement could be found. On December 12, 2012, AMC announced that Wirth would be the new showrunner for the show's third season. He remained as such throughout the series' run.
- Goldberg, Lesley (December 12, 2012). "'Hell on Wheels' Season 3 a Go With New Showrunner John Wirth". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- Rice, Lynette (October 29, 2012). "AMC renews 'Hell on Wheels'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (October 29, 2012). "AMC's 'Hell On Wheels' Renewed For Third Season, Creators Joe & Tony Gayton Exit". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- Andreeva (November 1, 2012). "'Hell on Wheels' showrunner John Shiban departs, series' renewal on hold". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- Weisman, Jon (December 12, 2012). "Hell Unfrozen on AMC". Variety. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- Baysinger, Tim (June 29, 2018). "Martial-Arts Drama 'Wu Assassins' Picked up by Netflix". The Wrap. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
- Otterson, Joe (June 29, 2018). "Netflix Orders Martial Arts Drama 'Wu Assassins,' Iko Uwais to Star". Variety. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
- Flanagan, Tommy (July 6, 2019). "The journey begins! @iko.uwais @katherynwinnick @byronmann1 @iamlawrencekao #WuAssassins #WuFamily @netflix 8.8.19 @Netflix Send your WuAssasins fan art. Winner gets tap dancing lessons from @lewistanofficial @lijunli @jujuchanhk @wirthwhiletv @jenniferkaminskico amazing stunt team @dan_rizzuto @kimanikimani costume @fks_designs ♥️". Instagram. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
- PacificRimVideoPress (April 19, 2019), Juju Chen on working on NetFlix Wu Assassins and Lewis Tan, retrieved May 8, 2019