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Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast

May 27, 2022

Starring Academy Award® winners J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek, Amazon Prime's Night Sky follows married couple Franklin (Simmons) and Irene York (Spacek), who discover a portal in their backyard that leads to a deserted planet. Series creator Holden Miller speaks on why he decided to use the sci-fi genre as a vessel for such an intimate character-driven story: "The story really takes on a life of its own, and all the themes that were of interest to me, like mortality and aging and enduring love - to tell that story about these characters seems to demand this science fiction aspect that could add a different level of grandeur and mystery and epicness to this very intimate story."

After being approached by an executive at Legendary, Daniel C. Connolly agreed to come on board as showrunner and pilot Miller's vision. On his experience as a first-time showrunner: "There's a lot of different aspects to this job that I've not experienced before in terms of this [being] my first time showrunning. I think it's just keeping a certain flexibility and trying to fight your ego sometimes when it feels like it's screwing up... it's not that hard, though, when you put the show front and center."

Night Sky is now available to stream on Amazon Prime.


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