Karl Gajdusek
Affiliated Writer
Minneapolis, MN

Karl Gajdusek is a writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Current projects include THE KING’S MAN at Fox/Disney with Matthew Vaughn directing this next film in the KINGSMAN franchise starring Ralph Fiennes. Also at FOX the sci-fi feature COURAGE with Matthew Vaughn attached. His film THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME will premiere on Netflix in 2019. Television work includes showrunning Season 1 of STRANGER THINGS at Netflix, creator and showrunner of ABC’s LAST RESORT with Shawn Ryan (THE SHIELD, TIMELESS, SWAT), and RIVERVIEW with Daren Aronofsky at HBO. Most recently Karl has created FLICKERMEN for NBC’s new streaming service and is adapting the novel AGE OF LIGHT about the artist Lee Miller with Carson Kreitzer and Kimberly Pierce (BOYS DON’T CRY). Previous credits include the Tom Cruise film OBLIVION, the Pierce Brosnan thriller THE NOVEMBER MAN, the Nicole Kidman and Nicholas Cage TRESPASS, Story Editor for the Showtime show DEAD LIKE ME, and BLOOD BROTHERS at Lionsgate. Other endeavors include Showrunning season 2 of Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING at Amazon, the science-fiction series THE SPARK at HBO, and an adaptation of the Gary Shteyngart Novel SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY. Before establishing himself in TV and film, Karl was a playwright who’s plays have been produced in New York and across the country.  They include GREEDY, FAIR GAME, SILVERLAKE, MALIBU, and WACO TEXAS MON AMOUR. Karl has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of California at San Diego.