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Brett Matthews is an American writer of comics and TV shows. Matthews graduated from Wesleyan University in 1999. He was an assistant to Joss Whedon on television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly.[1] In addition, he scripted the Firefly episode Heart of Gold. In 2004, he wrote the screenplay for the Direct to DVD animated movie The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.

In comics, Matthews has co-written the Serenity comic book prequel mini-series Those Left Behind and Better Days with Joss Whedon. He is currently writing The Lone Ranger for Dynamite Entertainment.[2] He has also written Daredevil, Spider-Man and Wolverine comicbook specials for Marvel Comics.[3]

Matthews received Hugo Award nominations for his script for "Heart of Gold" and in the Graphic Story category for Serenity: Better Days.[4]

He served as an executive story editor for Supernatural. In addition, he was credited as a supervising producer and co-executive producer for The Vampire Diaries.

On April 26, 2017, MTV announced that Matthews will be the main show runner for the third season of the slasher television series Scream. The show will undergo a reboot with a new cast and setting. Matthews, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty will be credited as executive producers for the series under Flavor Unit Entertainment.[5] On June 24, 2019, it was announced that the rebooted Scream series would be moving to VH1 ahead of the premiere of the third season.[6] The third season, titled Scream: Resurrection, premiered on July 8, 2019.[7][8]

Currently, Matthews serves as an executive producer and writer for the CW series, Legacies.[9]


  1. ^ Brett Matthews iMdb entry
  2. ^ HI-YO! Brett Matthews on the Lone Ranger's Return, September 6, 2006 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2008-03-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ MEANWHILE Interviews... Brett Matthews June 2005
  4. ^ "2009 Hugo Award Nominations". 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-03-20.
  5. ^ "Scream TV Series Reboot Confirmed; New Showrunner Announced". April 26, 2017.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (June 24, 2019). "'Scream' Reboot Moves To VH1 For Season 3, Unveils July Premiere Date, Trailer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 24, 2019). "'Scream' Reboot Moves to VH1, Gets July Debut, Trailer (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  8. ^ Swift, Andy (June 24, 2019). "Scream Series (Finally) Returns in July on New Network — Watch First Trailer". TVLine. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (October 8, 2019). "The CW's 'All American', 'Charmed' & 'Legacies' Get Backup Script Orders Ahead Of Premieres". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 22, 2019.

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