Joshua Safran

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Joshua Safran
Occupation Producer, screenwriter
Notable work Quantico

Joshua Safran is an American television producer and screenwriter.


Safran graduated from NYU Tisch with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in playwriting.[1] He has stated he is Jewish.[2]


Safran was an executive producer and writer on the CW television series Gossip Girl and was the executive producer and showrunner for the second season of the NBC television series Smash.[3] He shared writing credits with director Shana Feste for the screenplay of the 2014 remake of the 1981 film Endless Love.[4]

Safran is the creator, executive producer and the former showrunner of the ABC drama thriller series Quantico.[5][6] He is currently the creator, executive producer and showrunner of musical television series Mixtape for Netflix [7] and is developing an untitled ghost drama for AMC [8], both with Annapurna Television.


  1. ^, January 21, 2013, "Stage to Screens: Joshua Safran, the new storyteller of 'Smash', talks about Season 2" Archived February 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
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  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 24, 2012). "'Smash' Taps 'Gossip Girl's' Josh Safran as New Showrunner". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Universal Sets Apropos Release Date For 'Endless Love' Remake". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. May 21, 2013. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "Josh Safran, Mark Gordon Team for Quantico Drama at ABC (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. September 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "'Quantico' Renewed For Season 3 By ABC, Josh Safran Steps Down As Showrunner". Deadline. May 15, 2017.
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