Ben Blacker is best known as the creator, with his writing partner Ben Acker, of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old time radio, that ran monthly for ten years to sold out crowds and became an LA staple. The show ran as a podcast for five years and won awards and garnered acclaim everywhere from the LA Weekly to Rolling Stone.
With Acker, Blacker has sold pilots to USA, Fox, Nickelodeon, Spike, and other networks. He’s written on the shows Supernatural, Puss in Boots, and more. Acker & Blacker are the authors of the Star Wars: Join the Resistance series, canonical young adult novels set in the Star Wars universe. They are currently in respective development with AMC Studios, Atomic Monster (James Wan), and Project 10 (Schitt’s Creek) on three shows they cannot tell you about.
On his own, Blacker is the writer and creator of the DC/Vertigo comic HEX WIVES, which is Bewitched plus The Stepford Wives, available as a trade paperback.
Blacker is the creator and host of The Writers Panel, a podcast in which he talks with writers about the business and process of writing television. He’s also the co-producer of Dead Pilots Society, the live show and podcast in which pilots by professional writers that were bought and developed but never produced are given the table reads they so richly deserve.
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