Brian Buckner is a celebrated American television writer, mostly known for his work on mega-hit TV shows such as Spin City, Friends and most recently, the vampire series, True Blood where he served as the showrunner. True Blood, one of HBO’s top performing shows, is based on the novels by Charlaine Harris centered on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality. Brian has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. He speaks to Fergus Hay at Social Matters about trends in Hollywood storytelling and how social media impacts that.
“TV is far braver because platforms are now more fragmented to cater to niche audiences.”
– Brian Buckner