Sam Catlin

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Sam Catlin
Sam Catlin by Gage Skidmore.jpg
OccupationTelevision writer
EducationNew York University (MFA)
Notable worksBreaking Bad, Preacher
SpouseJulie Dretzin

Sam Catlin is an American television writer, director and producer. He is the showrunner of AMC's Preacher, and previously worked as a writer/producer on Breaking Bad. He has been nominated for a Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for his work on the series.


Catlin began writing for television in 2005 for the television film The Great New Wonderful. He then became a writer and story editor for the first season of Kidnapped in 2006. He wrote the episode "Front Page". In 2007 he became an executive story editor and writer for the short-lived series Canterbury's Law and wrote the episode "Baggage".

Catlin joined the crew of Breaking Bad in 2009 as a co-producer and writer for the second season. He wrote the second season episodes "Down" and "4 Days Out". The second season writing staff were nominated for the WGA award for best drama series at the February 2010 ceremony for their work on the second season.[1] Catlin was promoted to supervising producer for the third season in 2010. He was promoted again to co-executive producer for the fourth season in 2011.

In 2013, Catlin signed with Sony Pictures Television to help develop original projects, while becoming a co-executive producer for Fox's short-lived adaption of the Australian series of the same name, Rake.[2]

In November 2013, it was announced that Catlin was developing a TV series based on the DC Vertigo comic book series Preacher with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, that would be distributed by Sony Pictures Television.[3] Catlin was confirmed as the showrunner in February 2014.[4] Catlin wrote the pilot episode for the AMC series,[5] and continues to serve as showrunner, writer and sometime director into the recently-ordered third season.[6]

Catlin attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program, where he received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1998.




Year Show Season Episode title Episode Notes
2017 Preacher 2 "The End of the Road" 13
"On Your Knees" 12 Co-written with Rachel Wagner
"Mumbai Sky Tower" 2
"On the Road" 1
2016 1 "Call and Response" 10 Also directed
"See" 2
"Pilot" 1 Story by  Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg & Sam Catlin; Teleplay by  Sam Catlin
2014 Rake 1 "Mammophile" 13
2013 Breaking Bad 5 "Rabid Dog" 12
2012 "Fifty-One" 4
2011 4 "Crawl Space" 11 Co-written with George Mastras
"Hermanos" 8 Co-written with George Mastras
"Open House" 3
2010 3 "Half Measures" 12 Co-written with Peter Gould
2010 "Fly" 10 Co-written with Moira Walley-Beckett
"Green Light" 4
2009 2 "4 Days Out" 9
"Down" 4
2008 Canterbury's Law 1 "Baggage" 2
2009 Kidnapped 1 "Front Page" 7

Production staff

Year Show Role Notes
2017 Preacher Executive producer Season 2
2016 Season 1
2014 Rake Consulting producer Season 1
2013 Breaking Bad Co-executive producer Season 5
2011 Season 4
2010 Supervising producer Season 3
2009 Co-producer Season 2


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Great New Wonderful Writer


  1. ^ "2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". WGA. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  2. ^ "Sam Catlin Signs Overall with Sony Pictures Television". Variety. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  3. ^ "SCOOP: Sony Pictures Television Gives TV Pilot Development Commitment To Preacher - Bleeding Cool News And Rumors". Bleeding Cool News And Rumors. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  4. ^ "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Adapting 'Preacher' for AMC With 'Breaking Bad's' Sam Catlin". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  5. ^ "More Details on the Preacher Pilot: Comic-to-Screen Changes and Characters". WGA. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (2017-10-26). "'Preacher' Renewed For Season 3 At AMC". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-24.

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