From QC to AppleTV+: A conversation with critically-acclaimed playwright, creator, TV showrunner, and executive producer Jason Katims ’84


JASON KATIMS is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the upcoming new Amazon series As We See It, based on the award-winning Israeli series On the Spectrum, about three 20-something roommates on the autism spectrum.

Katims is currently developing projects under an overall deal at Apple TV+, and most recently served as executive producer of the Netflix series Away, starring Hilary Swank.

Prior to that, Katims was executive producer and showrunner of the critically acclaimed drama Friday Night Lights, for which he received numerous accolades, including the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, the Peabody Award, and Humanitas Prize.

He also developed and served as executive producer and showrunner on the critically beloved drama Parenthood, which ended its six-season run in 2015.

Other television series from Katims include Almost Family on Fox, Rise on NBC, The Path on Hulu, Pure Genius on CBS, and About a Boy on NBC.

Katims started his career in television on the cult hit My So-Called Life. He then created and served as showrunner on Relativity, along with Roswell, which he also developed for television, and Boston Public.

His film credits include The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, and The Pallbearer, starring David Schwimmer and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Katims began his writing career as a playwright. His plays include The Man Who Couldn’t Dance and Who Made Robert De Niro King of America?

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