Misha Green

Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer / Director

Misha Green is an Emmy-nominated showrunner, writer, executive producer and director.

Most recently, Green created, wrote, and executive produced HBO’s Emmy-nominated LOVECRAFT COUNTRY. The one-hour drama series was also executive produced by Jordan Peele and J.J.Abrams. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the 10-episode series, starring Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, followed Atticus Freeman as he journeyed with his childhood friend Letitia and his uncle George on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose. Their search-and-rescue turned into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

On the film side, Green is busy at work with several projects in development. She is the writer and producer of the upcoming feature film THE MOTHER at Netflix, starring Jennifer Lopez with Niki Caro directing. She is also adapting and set to direct the sequel to TOMB RAIDER for MGM, producing Warner Brothers’ Cleopatra Jones, and producing an adaptation of THE GILDED ONES with Makeready.

Prior to LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, Green’s breakout was serving as co-creator, executive producer and a writer on the series UNDERGROUND, which chronicled the lives of slaves in 1857 Georgia who escaped bondage to find freedom with the help of members of the Underground Railroad. UNDERGROUND was the first scripted US television drama series with the focus on slavery and the Underground Railroad.

Breaking ratings records for WGN during its first season, UNDERGROUND surpassed the network’s prior season ratings by more than 500% in total viewers and 1005% among adults 18-49 in live-plus-seven viewing. The show was honored with four NAACP Image Awards nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. Additionally, the African American Film Critics Association named UNDERGROUND as Best Cable/New Media TV show of 2016. The series was nominated for a TCA Award for Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association and was also a finalist for the Cynopsis TV Awards in the categories of Best New TV Drama, Best TV Drama, Best Series Writing, and Best Showrunner.

Green is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts.