Bill Lawrence, Bruce Miller, Shonda Rhimes and Steve Yockey are featured on THR’s 2021 list of Hollywood’s Most Powerful Television Showrunners
ICM Partners is pleased to congratulate our clients for being recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as 2021’s most powerful television showrunners. The honorees were selected from all writer-producers with live-action scripted series that aired original episodes between September 2020 and October 2021. In the article published by THR, the powerhouse creatives share what gets them through the workday and their “current showrunner crush” featured on the list.
Arguably one of the most powerful creative forces in television today, Shonda Rhimes, landed on this year’s list for her extraordinary work on “Grey’s Anatomy” and her first Netflix production, “Bridgerton,” which received 12 Emmy nominations this year, including Outstanding Drama series. We will be seeing a lot more of Shonda as she recently struck a massive deal with Netflix, which will keep her with the streamer for five more years. Shonda tells THR that her “current showrunner crush” is Michael Coel.
Bill Lawrence has been riding a massive wave of success and is being recognized for his groundbreaking work on “Ted Lasso,” also known as TV’s reigning comedy of the moment, which broke records during this year’s award season. He recently began working on season 3 of “Ted Lasso,” along with HBO Max’s “Head of the Class and Clone High,” Apple TV+’s “Bad Monkey,” and has recently received a 10-episode series order from AppleTV+ for “Shrinking.” Bill states that his “current showrunner crush” is Daisy Haggard, Aisling Bea, Sharon Horgan, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Being no stranger to THR’s list, writer and producer, Bruce Miller, was honored for his work on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which collected 21 Emmy nominations this year and became the first streaming show to win a Best Drama prize back in 2017. Bruce is currently working on another adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s, “The Testaments,” which is the sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.” He tells THR that his “current showrunner crush” is Steven Canals.
Los Angeles based writer and producer, Steve Yockey, made it onto the celebrated list for his most recent work, “The Flight Attendant,” which was up for 9 Emmy nominations this year. His TV credits also include “Supernatural” and MTV “Series Scream” and HBO “Max’s Awkward.” Yockey tells THR that his “current showrunner crush” is Bryan Fuller.
Congratulations to our incredibly talented showrunners and we cannot wait for what next they have in store!