Bradley Thompson

Bradley Thompson is an American television writer and producer known for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1996–1999), The Twilight Zone (2002–2003), Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2009-2011), Falling Skies (2011-2013), and The Strain (2014-2017) with writing partner David Weddle. They are currently writing for their third season of the series For All Mankind, which debuted on Apple TV+ on November 1, 2019. They also wrote for the short-lived series Ghost Stories (1997) and The Fearing Mind (2000).


Thompson graduated from the USC School of Cinema, as did writing partner David Weddle, whom he originally met in an acting class. Weddle and Thompson first pitched stories for Deep Space Nine at Paramount Pictures. In 1995, the two joined the writing staff for DS9's final four seasons, crafting 12 episodes. On the series, they worked with producer Ronald D. Moore, who hired them for Battlestar Galactica in 2004.

Together with Weddle, Thompson served as a story editor on the first season of Battlestar Galactica, and they became co-producers in the second season. Their responsibilities as producers increased during the third season, and they achieved supervising producer status for the fourth season. They wrote a total of 15 episodes for BSG.

In 2008, Thompson and Weddle joined the staff of CSI: Las Vegas mid-way through Season 9 as writers and supervising producers.[1] In Season 10, they became co-executive producers, writing nine episodes in all over three seasons. An episode they wrote for the 11th season, "Fracked", won the Environmental Media Association's 21st Annual Environmental Media Award for Television Episodic Drama.[2]

In 2011, they joined the writing staff for the second season of the Steven Spielberg alien-invasion drama Falling Skies on TNT. In 2012, they acted as co-executive producers for the TV movie Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome and the pilot for the TV series Defiance, both on Syfy. In 2013 they began writing for the first season of an FX adaptation of The Strain, a horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, which concluded with the fourth season in 2017. They were two of the series' eight executive producers.

In 2018, Thompson and Weddle re-teamed with Ron Moore, with whom they had worked on Battlestar Galactica, to write for the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind. They are two of the co-executive producers on the show.


Star Trek: Deep Space NineEdit

Ghost StoriesEdit

The Fearing MindEdit

  • "Upgrades"
  • "Call of the Wild"
  • "Maximum Security" (originally unaired)
  • "On the Road" (originally unaired)

The Twilight ZoneEdit

Battlestar GalacticaEdit

CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationEdit

Falling SkiesEdit

The StrainEdit

  • "The Box"
  • "For Services Rendered"
  • "Last Rites"
  • "By Any Means"
  • "Intruders"
  • "Fallen Light"
  • "Bad White"
  • "The Battle of Central Park"
  • "Do or Die"

For All MankindEdit

  • "Into the Abyss"
  • "Bent Bird"
  • "Pathfinder"
  • "Triage"

Video gamesEdit


  1. ^ "Writing Duo Finds 'CSI' After 'Battlestar'". SyFy Portal. 2008-07-04. Archived from the original on 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
  2. ^ "21st Annual Environmental Media Awards". Environmental Media Association. 2011-10-15. Archived from the original on 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2011-10-29.

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