The Number Two in the Room
Upper-level writers discuss tips for thriving as a showrunner’s second-in-command.
What does it mean to be designated “number two” by a showrunner? Whether it’s an official designation, or an unofficial role, one thing is for certain: it’s a lot of work!
Last month, the WGAW Member Organizing Department and Board member Deric Hughes (Legacies, Arrow) brought together a panel of upper-level writers to talk about their experiences in the role and how they have managed the incredible responsibilities. Moderated by writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), the panel featured writers Akela Cooper (Marvel's Luke Cage, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds), Patti Carr (The Good Doctor, Reign), Eric Haywood (Empire, Manifest), Benjamin Raab (Legacies, Arrow), Charles Murray (Sons of Anarchy, Marvel's Luke Cage), and Emilia Serrano (Mixed-ish, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series). Read more >>