Jose Molina (writer)

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Jose Molina
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Jose Molina at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Born 1971
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Occupation Writer
Genre Science fiction, Mystery

Jose Molina, born in 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a screenwriter. He wrote the episodes "Trash" and "Ariel" for the American cult TV show Firefly, and multiple episodes for Dark Angel.[1] Molina attended Yale University (Pierson College, class of 1993), where he successfully applied for a student internship with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences by submitting a spec script for Star Trek: The Next Generation.[2] Molina has also worked on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,[2] earning the 2006 American Latino Media Arts Award for "Outstanding Script for a Television Drama or Comedy" for the episode "Alien".[3] More recently, he has written the episodes "Famous Last Words" and "Suicide Squeeze" for the television series Castle, on which he served as Co-Executive Producer, a title Molina carried into the first season of the Syfy original series Haven.

Molina followed his stint in genre cable with a return to in-network genre, becoming one of the head writers on the Steven Spielberg-produced series Terra Nova, which aired for 13 episodes in the fall at Fox. After the cancellation of Terra Nova, Molina moved briefly to NBC's rookie fairy-tale drama Grimm before landing on his current series, the flagship of The CW Network, The Vampire Diaries.

The Official Firefly Visual Companion #3, "Still Flying," released in May 2010, features a short story written by Molina.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer
1999 Strange World Yes Writer (1 episode)
2000–2002 Dark Angel Yes Writer (8 episodes); story editor
2002–2003 Firefly Yes Writer (2 episodes); executive story editor
2004–2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Yes Yes Writer (6 episodes); story editor, executive story editor; co-producer, producer
2006–2008 Without a Trace Yes Yes Writer (5 episodes); supervising producer; co-executive producer
2009–2010 Castle Yes Yes Writer (2 episodes); co-executive producer
2010 Haven Yes Yes Writer (2 episodes); co-executive producer
2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Yes Writer (3 episodes)
2011 Terra Nova Yes Yes Writer (1 episode); co-executive producer producer
2012 Grimm Yes Yes Writer (1 episode); co-executive producer producer
2012–2013 The Vampire Diaries Yes Yes Writer (4 episodes); co-executive producer
2013 Sleepy Hollow Yes Yes Writer (2 episodes); co-executive producer
2015–2016 Agent Carter Yes Yes Writer (2 episodes); co-executive producer


  1. ^ Hofstede, David. 5000 Episodes and No Commercials. Back Stage Books. p. 71. ISBN 0-8230-8456-6. Retrieved December 14, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Hill, Lee Alan (October 18, 2004). "Turning a Chance Into a TV Career". TelevisionWeek. 23 (42): 45. ISSN 0745-0311. an: 15001668. Retrieved December 14, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Andy Garcia, Marc Anthony among ALMA honorees". The Globe and Mail. May 8, 2006. Retrieved December 14, 2008. 

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