Jose Molina (writer)

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Jose Molina
Jose Molina at the 2017 WonderCon
Jose Molina at the 2017 WonderCon
San Juan, Puerto Rico
GenreScience 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
2012 Grimm Yes Yes Writer (1 episode); co-executive 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 (2006). 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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