Ian B. Goldberg

Ian B. Goldberg is an American television and film writer, as well as a producer and showrunner.

Ian B. Goldberg
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Goldberg in 2019
Other namesIan B Goldberg
OccupationFilm Writer, television writer, television producer, showrunner
Years active2005–present

Among his most well-known work is as the writer of the films, The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) and Eli (2019), as well as co-showrunner along with Andrew Chambliss and writer of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. He also co-created the television shows Krypton for the SyFy Network and Dead of Summer for Freeform.



Goldberg began his Hollywood career in 2005 working on The WB series Related, starring Jennifer Esposito and Lizzy Caplan. He wrote the episode "Driving Miss Crazy".

In 2008, he joined the Fox science-fiction series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as staff writer. He wrote four episodes for the show, before its cancellation in 2009.

Goldberg was a story editor and writer of two episodes, on the ABC drama FlashForward, for its first and only season.

He was an executive story editor and writer on the CBS drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, a spin-off from Criminal Minds. He wrote three episodes before its cancellation in May 2011.

The writer gained notoriety in the summer of 2011, when he joined the ABC fantasy/drama Once Upon a Time,[1][2] writing and co-producing the show, which ran for seven years.

Episodes Goldberg contributed to Once Upon a Time include:

In 2014, Goldberg and David S. Goyer, wrote a pilot script for a Superman-origin story called Krypton. The Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics television show, premiered on March 21, 2018 and ran for two seasons on the Syfy network.[3]

Goldberg, along with Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, also created Dead of Summer, a 10-episode thriller about a haunted summer camp that debuted on Freeform on June 28, 2016.[4]

On April 14, 2017, Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss were announced as joint showrunners for the 4th season of Fear the Walking Dead. He continued in that position for Season 5.[5]

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  • "The Beacon" (7.01) (co-written with Chambliss)
  • "Six Hours" (7.02) (co-written with Chambliss)
  • "PADRE" (7.08) (co-written with Chambliss)


In December 2013, Goldberg and Richard Naing's screenplay, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, landed on the 2013 [[Black List (survey)|Black List, an annual list compiling Hollywood's Hottest Unproduced Scripts.[6]

In October 2015, New Line Cinema tapped Goldberg and his The Autopsy of Jane Doe writing partner Richard Naing, to write the film The Boy Who Drew Monsters. The film is based on the 2014 book by Keith Donohue.[7]

Goldberg and Richard Naing wrote the screenplay for the 2016 IFC Films release, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, the André Øvredal film[8] that grossed nearly $6 million at the box office.[9] The movie obtained an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[10]

Author Stephen King said of The Autopsy of Jane Doe that as "visceral horror, this terror tale rivals Alien and early Cronenberg. Watch it, but not alone."[11]

In October 2019, Netflix began streaming the Paramount Players film Eli, directed by Ciaran Foy with a script by Goldberg, Naing, and David Chirchirillo.[12][13]


  1. ^ "Ian Goldberg: Credits". TV Guide Magazine. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "Ian Goldberg Credits". Yahoo.com. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (December 8, 2014). "Syfy, David Goyer Developing Superman Origin Story 'Krypton'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  4. ^ Snetiker, Marc (February 9, 2017). "Dead of Summer creators compare show to John Hughes and The Shining". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  5. ^ Maiella, Jim (April 14, 2017). "AMC RENEWS "FEAR THE WALKING DEAD" FOR A FOURTH SEASON". AMC. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "2013's Black List]] Names Hollywood's Hottest Unproduced Scripts". vulture.com. December 16, 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (October 1, 2015). "James Wan to Produce 'Boy Who Drew Monsters' Movie Adaptation (Exclusive)". Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  8. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (December 20, 2016). "Review: 'The Autopsy of Jane Doe' Raises Mighty Goose Bumps". NY Times. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  9. ^ "The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  10. ^ "THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  11. ^ Collis, Clark (January 12, 2017). "Stephen King says The Autopsy of Jane Doe rivals Alien in visceral horror". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 12, 2018). "Netflix Buys Horror Pic 'Eli' From Paramount". Deadline. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  13. ^ Gupta, Nikhihl (October 5, 2019). "Netflix's 'Eli' Trailer: Trailer Reveals New Horror Movie Is 'Bubble Boy' Meets 'The Conjuring'". The Digital Weekly. Retrieved 25 October 2019.

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