Richard is a British writer for TV, comics and books. He is a member of the Writers’ Guild, BAFTA and the Royal Television Society. He is the creator of Legendary Entertainment’s ROB (a new twist on the Robin Hood mythos) and of After-Shock Comics’ LAST LINE. Richard has TV shows in development on both sides of the Atlantic – notably his riff on fairy tales, NEVER AFTER, which is with Blonde Mamba in LA. He has written on several TV shows, including the latest series of THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! For ITV and Amazon Studios, and won the British Screenwriters' Award for Best Children’s TV Show in 2018 for his work on the BBC’s GO JETTERS. Richard is the lead writer on the tie-in comic for Netflix’s hit show LOST IN SPACE – also for Legendary Entertainment – and has new IP coming later this year in the form of comic books yet to be announced. Richard has several Titan Comics’ DOCTOR WHO series under his belt for the 7th, 12th and 13th Doctors and has written many titles for the DOCTOR WHO book range from Penguin Random House.
Brian Buccellato is a #1 New York Times best-selling author out of the comic book universe, where he is best-known for his work on DC Comics’ titles THE FLASH, BATMAN, and INJUSTICE. In 2017, he completed Universal Studios' Feature Writer Program and was a member of Dan Lin’s 2019 inaugural TV development Incubator at Rideback where he developed an original pilot for MRC. He previously sold a one-hour pitch to Universal Television, RED LINE, with Aaron Paul’s Lucid Road, and adapted his Image comic series CANNIBAL for Square One, who also optioned his previous book, SONS OF THE DEVIL.
Brian’s recent comic work includes the yet to be released HEADWOUNDS for Legendary and Oscar Isaac, ARMORCLADS for Valiant Comics, and CHICKEN DEVIL, a new creator-owned with Aftershock Comics.
Raised in Queens, New York by a single Puerto Rican mother, Brian originally made his way into comics as a colorist for MARVEL and DC COMICS, before segueing to writing. He got his start in Hollywood working with director Tim Story, co-writing an indie thriller and eventually assisting on FANTASTIC FOUR, HURRICANE SEASON, and THINK LIKE A MAN.
A high school dropout who took the long road in life, Brian has gained a wealth of life experiences from odd jobs along the way, including working in a steel company, bartending, and ushering at a movie theater—all of which help to inform the grounded characters and worlds Brian creates.
However, Brian’s most influential role in life is father to his twenty-year-old son, Paris, and a brand-new daughter, Olivia.
Nominated at #8 in 10 Comic Book Creators To Watch in 2013 on Newsarama.com (www.newsarama.com/15655-10-to-watch-in-2013-comic-book-creators.html#s4) for his maiden project with Robert Napton, his career with Legendary Comics began with Trick ‘r Treat: Monster Mash late 2015. This work relationship continues with the digital graphic novel prequel to the Netflix movie Spectral: Ghosts of War in 2016, and his biggest responsibility yet, Skull Island: The Birth of Kong in 2017.
After a change of terrain with Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger, he is returning to Skull Island for [Kong 2 - to replace with the Kong prequel comic title?].
In his free time, (which is not a lot) you can see him updating his social media accounts with his slice of life comic as a work-from-home dad under the hashtag #DOAWFHD