Carlton Cuse
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United States

Genre Arts


Writer / Producer

Cuse co-created, co-wrote and was the showrunner for the second season of Amazon’s most-watched series ever, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” starring John Krasinski, which he has described as a parable about the fragility of democracy.  He is stepping down from that position for the upcoming season three, so he can be the showrunner of “Locke & Key,” premiering on Netflix in early 2020. Based on the comic-book franchise by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King), the series had been in development with other creatives at various studios since 2008. Cuse, whose long line of TV credits includes “Nash Bridges,” “Lost,” “Bates Motel” and “The Strain,” is also developing a series based on the classic sci-fi novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” for Hulu.


  • LOST


  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showrunners Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
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Showrunner Carlton Cuse Sets Rich Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Showrunner Carlton Cuse Sets Rich Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Carlton Cuse is returning to ABC Studios, setting a mammoth overall deal with the Disney division where he spent six seasons shepherding “Lost" with Damon Lindelof.The four-year pact, valued in its entirety in the low eight-figures, puts Cuse in a league with the richest showrunner deals in town.Cuse will launch a new production banner dubbed Genre Arts, and he has recruited longtime Amblin TV executive Lindsey Springer to serve as president. Cuse will focus on collaborating with other writers and...


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