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Speed Weed is an American television writer and producer.

Speed Weed
OccupationTelevision writer, producer
Years active2004–present

He is known for his work on the CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles, Greg Berlanti's Political Animals, and for Syfy's Stephen King series Haven.

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CareerEdit

Weed got his start penning an episode of the TNT drama Saved, starring Tom Everett Scott.

He went on to work on such series as the CBS' remake Eleventh Hour and Fox' short lived supernatural drama New Amsterdam, as writer and story editor, respectively.[1]

In 2009, he joined the new CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles as an executive story editor and writer, scripting three installments ("Random on Purpose", "LD50", and "Fame").[2] The next season, he departed for NBC's long-running legal-crime series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as a co-producer and writer.

In summer 2012, prolific[citation needed] writer/producer Greg Berlanti brought Weed aboard his USA event series Political Animals. He served as producer and wrote the episodes "Lost Boys" and "Resignation Day".

Weed has served as a writer on the acclaimed[citation needed] Syfy drama Haven since 2013, penning six episodes in all ("Lost and Found", "Crush", "When the Bough Breaks", "Spotlight", "Much Ado About Mara", "Morbidity").

In summer 2015, Weed joined another series co-created by Berlanti, The CW's Arrow, as co-executive producer and writer.[3] He first co-wrote the series' third episode of the fourth season, "Restoration", along with co-showrunner Wendy Mericle,[4] and next co-scripted the seventh installment, "Brotherhood", with producer Keto Shimizu.[5] He and co-producer Beth Schwartz wrote the 12th installment of the season, "Unchained". It featured the return of Roy Harper.

NameEdit

Weed has stated on Twitter that "Speed" is a nickname given to him by his father on the day he was born, while "Weed" is his family name.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Weed". TV.com. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  2. ^ "Speed Weed Comes Clean: Steampunk and NCIS: Los Angeles". TOR.com. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  3. ^ Cassidy, Katie (July 30, 2015). "#Arrow". Twitter. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  4. ^ Guggenheim, Marc (August 5, 2015). "Arrow Ep. 403 begins production today. Co-written by @MericlesHappen". Twitter. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Guggenheim, Marc (September 21, 2015). "Arrow Ep. 407 begins production today. Written by @ketomizu & @RealSpeedWeed and Directed by @JamesBamford". Twitter. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  6. ^ Weed, Speed. "Speed Weed on Twitter: "- @TheFelixKay Speed's a nickname my dad gave me, day I was born; Weed's my family name. English, way back..." Twitter. Retrieved 8 November 2017.

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