2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition winner David Hoffman has joined the writers room on the upcoming Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke series TIMELESS premiering this fall on NBC. Hoffman, who immediately after winning last year’s pilot competition with his drama Running Money was signed by Paradigm and Artillery Creative, joins a powerhouse room filled with the creators of shows such as The Shield, Supernatural, Terriers, and the upcoming The Get Down.
Timeless, which stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goan Visnjic, and Paterson Joseph, follows an unlikely group who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history. The series was one of NBC’s most well received new series at this month’s upfronts, and the pedigree behind this show certainly offers a lot to get excited about.
Hoffman, who earlier this year saw his Launch Pad winning pilot get set up with Chernin Entertainment and Romark Entertainment, holds a degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. After 15 years in the financial services industry, he followed his passion and embarked on the writing career that has led him here today.
Timeless will be produced by Sony Pictures TV, Davis Entertainment, Kripke Enterprises, and MiddKid Productions, with co-creators Ryan and Kripke serving as executive-producers, and Ryan showrunning the series.
Hoffman, who also appeared on the 2015 Young & Hungry List and the 2015 Hit List, is represented by David Boxerbaum, Ellie Schiff, Zac Simmons and Adrian Garcia at Paradigm and Tom Carter of Artillery Creative.
Emily J | Staff Writer