John Wirth (television producer)

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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.[1] 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).[1]

Hell on Wheels[edit]

On October 29, 2012, the AMC cable channel renewed Hell on Wheels for a third season.[2] 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.[3] Following the departure of Shiban, the renewal was put on hold until a replacement could be found.[4] On December 12, 2012, AMC announced that Wirth would be the new showrunner for the show's third season.[5] He remained as such throughout the series' run.

Wu Assassins[edit]

On June 29, 2018, it was announced that Wirth was credited as an executive producer, writer and co-creator of the Netflix crime drama Wu Assassins.[6][7] The series premiered on August 8, 2019.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (December 12, 2012). "'Hell on Wheels' Season 3 a Go With New Showrunner John Wirth". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Rice, Lynette (October 29, 2012). "AMC renews 'Hell on Wheels'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Andreeva (November 1, 2012). "'Hell on Wheels' showrunner John Shiban departs, series' renewal on hold". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  5. ^ Weisman, Jon (December 12, 2012). "Hell Unfrozen on AMC". Variety. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  6. ^ Baysinger, Tim (June 29, 2018). "Martial-Arts Drama 'Wu Assassins' Picked up by Netflix". The Wrap. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Otterson, Joe (June 29, 2018). "Netflix Orders Martial Arts Drama 'Wu Assassins,' Iko Uwais to Star". Variety. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ PacificRimVideoPress (April 19, 2019), Juju Chen on working on NetFlix Wu Assassins and Lewis Tan, retrieved May 8, 2019

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