Josh Friedman (born 1967) is an American screenwriter and television producer. He is best known for his work on the science-fiction action genre, including on the series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the film adaptation of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds (2005), Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), and James Cameron's Avatar 2. He also wrote the neo-noir murder mystery The Black Dahlia (2006).
|Born||1967 (age 53–54)|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, television producer|
|Genre||Science fiction, thriller, drama|
Friedman has developed several television pilots, including the TNT series Snowpiercer, based on Bong Joon-ho's film of the same name. Friedman departed the program in January 2018 due to creative differences with the network, and he was replaced by Graeme Manson. Friedman later claimed that he felt pressured to leave by TNT due to a "radical difference in vision", with an implicit threat of blacklisting should he fail to comply. Following his departure, several cast and crew members announced their departure likewise in solidarity with Friedman. He is currently attached to Foundation, based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
|1996||Chain Reaction||Andrew Davis||Story only|
|1998||Return to Paradise||Joseph Ruben||Uncredited|
|2005||War of the Worlds||Steven Spielberg|
|2006||The Black Dahlia||Brian De Palma|
|2019||Terminator: Dark Fate||Tim Miller||Story only|
|2021||Avatar 2||James Cameron||Post-production|
|2008–09||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Executive||Yes||Yes||Also developer|
4 episodes (Writer)
|2011||Locke & Key||Executive||Yes||No||TV movie|
|2012||The Finder||Consultant||Yes||No||1 episode (Writer)|
|2014||Crossbones||Executive||Yes||No||1 episode (Writer)|
|2017||Emerald City||Executive||Yes||Yes||Also developer|
3 episodes (Writer)
- Fleming, Mike (August 1, 2013). "'Avatar' Sequels Upped To Three; Fox, James Cameron Set Trio Of Writers To Spearhead". Deadline. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
- "James Cameron Brings in Writer Josh Friedman for 'Avatar 2' Script". The Hollywood Reporter. July 31, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Ryan, Maureen (January 22, 2018). "TNT Parts Ways With 'Snowpiercer' Showrunner Josh Friedman (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- "Fired 'Snowpiercer' Showrunner Calls Replacement an "Idiot" for Not Reaching Out". The Hollywood Reporter. May 17, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Bushman, David (February 2, 2018). "Listen, and Understand: Interview with Josh Friedman". Paley Matters. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Petski, Denise (June 30, 2018). "'Snowpiercer' Director Refuses To Return For Reshoots Over Showrunner's "Radically Different Vision"". Deadline. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Andreeva, Nellie; Fleming, Mike, Jr. (April 10, 2018). "Apple Lands Isaac Asimov 'Foundation' TV Series From David Goyer & Josh Friedman". Deadline. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- "Listen, and Understand: Interview with Josh Friedman". May 4, 2018.
- Geoff Boucher (November 14, 2018). "James Cameron: The 'Avatar' Sequels Have Wrapped Production". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Josh Friedman.|
- Josh Friedman at IMDb
- Josh Friedman's Blog: I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing
- Interview with Chud.com
- Interview with The Scifi World