Howard Overman

Company Director

Howard is co-creator, executive producer and lead writer of the company’s first commission, the 13-part series, Atlantis for BBC1 and BBC America.

He began his TV writing career on hit shows such as Hustle and New Tricks for the BBC before joining Merlin in 2008. Since then he has created a number of critically acclaimed series including the BAFTA award-winning Misfits (E4) in 2009 and police-procedural comedy Vexed (BBC2) in 2010.
More recently he executive produced Dirk Gentley (BBC4), based on the novels by Douglas Adams and starring Stephen Mangan, and executive produced, created and co-wrote the pilot of Misfits US. He currently has a number of feature films in development.


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