Mike Kelley (writer)

Michael Kelley (born 1967, Chicago, Illinois) is an American television writer and producer and creator of television series What/If, Revenge and Swingtown.

Early lifeEdit

Kelley was born in Chicago, growing up and attending school at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois until 1985.[1]


Kelley has written and produced on shows including The O.C. and Providence. He co-wrote episodes of Providence with Jennifer M. Johnson. He is creator of the TV series Swingtown, and has also written episodes for the show, which began airing on CBS in 2008.

Kelley created and wrote ABC's Revenge, a contemporary re-imagining of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo from a female perspective.[2]

In August 2018, it was announced that Kelley will be credited as an executive producer, writer and creator for the Netflix anthology thriller miniseries, What/If. The series premiered on May 24, 2019.[3]


  1. ^ Ryan, Maureen (May 31, 2008). "'Swingtown,' sex and the suburbs: Winnetka writer brings risque business to CBS". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 30, 2009.
  2. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 3, 2012). "Emmys: Mike Kelley, creator of 'Revenge'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "Netflix announces What/If an all new original drama series starring Renée Zellweger from creator Mike Kelley". Netflix Media Center. August 17, 2018. Retrieved April 24, 2019.

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