JR Cole

Writer / Producer

Joe Robert Cole is a writer committed to crafting smart, rich, character-driven journeys in addition to creating tent-pole, world-renowned projects. Along with Ryan Coogler, Cole co-wrote the Academy Award-nominated BLACK PANTHER. He recently completed the Netflix feature ALL DAY AND A NIGHT, an Oakland-based drama that centers on a young man who committed a homicide and is dealing with the consequences, starring Ashton Sanders (“Moonlight”) and Jeffrey Wright. In addition to writing the feature, this film will mark Cole’s directorial debut.

Next up, he will script FAILSAFE, a highly-anticipated series based on the Vault Comics title. The series will be produced by Michael B. Jordan, who will potentially star in it as well. Also for television, Cole is attached to create and Executive Produce a new series adaptation of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT for MGM.

In 2016, Cole produced the Emmy-Winning FX series AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS. OJ SIMPSON, for which he also received an Emmy nomination for writing the episode A JURY IN JAIL. His past credits also include REVOC, a sci-fi action thriller with Lionsgate and Mandeville Films.