Johnny Capps

Company Director

Johnny is co-creator and Executive Producer of Urban Myth Films’ first commission the 13-part action adventure series Atlantis for BBC1 and BBC America.

After graduating from Manchester Johnny began his career as a script editor for Paul Abbott before moving to the BBC as Development Executive, working on a number of productions including The Scarlet Pimpernel and Dangerfield. He later story edited Peak Practice (ITV) before going on to produce the first series of As If.

Johnny and Julian established Shine Drama in 2002 and created and produced many international hits including Love Bytes (Foxtel, Australia), the award-winning Hex (Sky One), the International Emmy Award-winning Sugar Rush (Channel 4), Synchronicity (BBC), Disconnected (BBC), Demons (ITV), and the multi-award winning Merlin (BBC1). Merlin ran for five series until 2012 and sold to over 180 countries worldwide.
In 2019, Johnny executive produced an 8-part adaptation of HG Wells' War of the Worlds starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern, for Fox Networks Group and Canal+. The series aired in France to record ratings for Canal+ and drew worldwide acclaim. A second series is set to film in 2020. 

2020 will see the launch on Netflix of Urban Myths' 8-part sci-fi series The One, executive produced by Johnny. He is also executive producing a new 8-part thriller from Joe Barton (Giri/Haji) for Sky which will be broadcast in 2022.


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