Miles Millar (born 1967) is a British screenwriter and producer. Millar is best known for co-developing and writing the long-running Superman prequel television series Smallville, alongside his writing partner Alfred Gough.
|Born||1967 (age 53–54)|
|Alma mater||Christ's College, Cambridge|
Millar and Gough sold their first script while still studying at USC. “Mango", a buddy-cop story where a cop who was allergic to animals was paired with an orangutan, sold to New Line Cinema for $400,000. The film was never made, but it brought the pair valuable publicity.
Miles Millar and his writing partner Al Gough are prolific writers/producers. Their feature credits include the action-adventure The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, the hit action-comedy Shanghai Noon, as well as its sequel Shanghai Knights, Spider-Man 2, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Lethal Weapon 4, and I Am Number Four.
Millar and Gough's work also spans the world of television. The duo created and served as executive producers of the critically acclaimed action-adventure series Smallville, which aired from 2001-2011. It is the longest-running comic book-based television series of all time, and was the No. 1 show in the history of The WB. Millar and Gough left the series in 2008, after seven seasons, breaking the news of their departure with an open letter posted to a Smallville fan site. In 2010, Millar and Gough filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against The WB Television Network, claiming the company had licensed Smallville to its co-owned WB and CW networks for excessively low fees, thereby cutting Millar and Gough out of tens of millions of dollars. The lawsuit was finally settled in May 2013, mere weeks before a scheduled June trial; the terms of the settlement were not made public.
In 2010, Millar and Gough were attached to writing and executive producing a film based on the comic book Existence 2.0 for Paramount, as well the screenplay for Monster High, based on Mattel's then-new line of books, webisodes, animation, and toys.
They developed a reboot of the TV series Charlie's Angels for ABC, which premiered in the fourth quarter of 2011 and was cancelled after one season. In October 2020, Gough and Millar signed on as showrunners on the streaming series Wednesday.
|1998||Lethal Weapon 4||Yes|
|2005||Herbie: Fully Loaded||Yes|
|2008||The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor||Yes|
|2009||Hannah Montana: The Movie||Yes|
|2011||I Am Number Four||Yes|
|2012||Bullet to the Head||Yes|
|1997–1998||Timecop||Yes||Yes||9 episodes (written 3 episodes)|
|1998||Black Jaq||Story||Television film|
|1998–1999||Martial Law||Yes||Co-Producer||Co-produced 2 episodes (written 4 episodes)|
|1999||Made Men||Yes||Television film|
|1999–2000||The Strip||Yes||Executive||Yes||10 episodes (written 2 episodes)|
|2001–2011||Smallville||Yes||Yes||Executive||Developer||217 episodes (written 13 episodes / directed episode "Memoria")|
|2011||Charlie's Angels||Yes||Executive||Developer||8 episodes (written 4 episodes)|
|2015–2019||Into the Badlands||Yes||Yes||Executive||Yes||32 episodes (written 10 episodes / directed 2 episodes)|
|2016–2017||The Shannara Chronicles||Yes||Executive||Yes||20 episodes (written 5 episodes)|
- Brits in Hollywood: Miles Millar – BBC
- Fleming, Michael (10 February 1994). "'Mango' Lined Up". Variety. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012.
- Andreeva, Nellie (3 April 2008). "Gough, Millar Exit 'Smallville'". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Melrose, Kevin (21 May 2013). "Warner Bros & Smallville Creators Settle Multi-million Dollar Fight". CBR.com. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
- Gardner, Eriq (20 May 2013). "Warner Bros. Wraps Smallville Lawsuit by Settling with Writers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
- Kit, Borys (15 June 2010). "'Smallville' Duo to Write 'Monster High' Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010.
- "Existence 2.0 Heading to the Big Screen". Total Film. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
- Kroll, Justin (22 October 2020). "'Addams Family' Live-Action TV Series From Tim Burton Heats Up TV Marketplace". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 February 2021.