Josh Friedman at WonderCon, February 2008
|Occupation||Screenwriter, television producer|
|Genre||Science fiction, thriller, drama|
Josh Friedman (born 1967) is an American screenwriter and television producer best known for his work on the science-fiction action series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the film adaptation of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds (2005), and the neo-noir The Black Dahlia (2006). He is co-writing the upcoming Avatar 2 and Terminator: Dark Fate, both produced by James Cameron.
Friedman has developed several television pilots, including the upcoming TNT series Snowpiercer, based on Bong Joon-ho's film of the same name. Friedman departed the program in January 2018 due to creative differences with the network, and he was replaced by Graeme Manson. Friedman later claimed that he felt pressured to leave by TNT due to a "radical difference in vision", with in implicit threat of blacklisting should he fail to comply. Following his departure, several cast and crew members announced their departure likewise in solidarity with Friedman. He is currently attached to Foundation, an upcoming series based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
|1996||Chain Reaction||No||Story||Andrew Davis||Screenplay by J. F. Lawton & Michael Boatman|
|1998||Return to Paradise||No||Uncredited||Joseph Ruben||Co-writer with Wesley Strick & Bruce Robinson|
|2005||War of the Worlds||No||Yes||Steven Spielberg||Co-writer with David Koepp|
|2006||The Black Dahlia||No||Yes||Brian De Palma|
|2019||Terminator: Dark Fate||No||Story||Tim Miller||Post-production|
Story co-written with James Cameron & Charles Eglee and David Goyer & Justin Rhodes
|2021||Avatar 2||No||Yes||James Cameron||Post-production|
Co-writer with James Cameron
|2008–09||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Executive||Creator||Developed by; 31 episodes|
Writer; 4 episodes
|2011||Locke & Key||Executive||Yes||Television film|
|2012||The Finder||Yes||Yes||Consulting producer; 8 episodes|
Writer; 1 episode
|2014||Crossbones||Executive||Yes||Writer; 1 episode|
|2017||Emerald City||Executive||Creator||Developed by; 10 episodes
Writer; 3 episodes
|2019||Snowpiercer||No||Creator||Developed by; 10 episodes|
- Fleming, Mike (August 1, 2013). "'Avatar' Sequels Upped To Three; Fox, James Cameron Set Trio Of Writers To Spearhead". Deadline. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
- "James Cameron Brings in Writer Josh Friedman for 'Avatar 2' Script". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Ryan, Maureen; Ryan, Maureen (January 22, 2018). "TNT Parts Ways With 'Snowpiercer' Showrunner Josh Friedman (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- "Fired 'Snowpiercer' Showrunner Calls Replacement an "Idiot" for Not Reaching Out". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Bushman, David (February 2, 2018). "Listen, and Understand: Interview with Josh Friedman". Paley Matters. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (June 30, 2018). "'Snowpiercer' Director Refuses To Return For Reshoots Over Showrunner's "Radically Different Vision"". Deadline. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Andreeva, Mike Fleming Jr,Nellie; Jr, Mike Fleming; Andreeva, Nellie (April 10, 2018). "Apple Lands Isaac Asimov 'Foundation' TV Series From David Goyer & Josh Friedman". Deadline. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Kroll, Justin; Lang, Brent (November 17, 2017). "Terminator Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script". Variety. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
- Geoff Boucher (November 14, 2018). "James Cameron: The 'Avatar' Sequels Have Wrapped Production". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
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