Chad Hodge | Storyland, Inc.
Writer, producer, and showrunner Chad Hodge grew up in Highland Park, IL, and graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in Communication Studies and Business Institutions. While at Northwestern he pursued his passion for entertainment through several formative experiences, including an internship at The Oprah Winfrey Show and two seasons as Executive Producer of the campus television drama series University Place.
Before graduating, Chad knew he wanted to write and produce. He moved to Los Angeles, and less than one year later was hired by NBC to develop what would become his first series for “real” television, All About Us. After writing for three network series, Chad started his own company, Storyland, Inc.
In 2006, Chad created his first primetime drama series, Runaway, starring Donnie Wahlberg, which was the first scripted series launched by The CW. In 2011, he created The Playboy Club (NBC) starring Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti, Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton, Jenna Dewan, David Krumholtz, and Jenifer Lewis.
Chad created the hit series Wayward Pines, based on the novels by Blake Crouch. The pilot was directed by M. Night Shyamalan and the series stars Academy Award-nominee Matt Dillon, Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo, Academy Award-nominee Juliette Lewis, Academy Award-nominee Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, and Emmy Award-nominee Toby Jones. Wayward Pines was a global sensation, and received the biggest worldwide launch in the history of television.
Chad continued his partnership with author Blake Crouch in creating hit series Good Behavior, for which Chad received a WGA Award nomination for Best Episodic Drama. The series stars Emmy Award-nominee Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto, Terry Kinney, Lusia Strus, and Emmy Award-winner Ann Dowd.
Chad is the screenwriter and executive producer of Single All the Way, Netflix’s first LGBT rom-com feature film, which premiered in 2021. Directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer, the film stars Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke Macfarlane, Kathy Najimy, Jennifer Robertson, and Emmy Award-winner Jennifer Coolidge.
Chad also wrote the hit 2018 film The Darkest Minds for 20th Century Fox, starring Amandla Stenberg, based on the New York Times Bestseller by Alexandra Bracken.
Chad co-wrote the book for the stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's movie-musical classic Holiday Inn, which made its Broadway debut with the Roundabout Theatre Company in the fall of 2016.
Among several new projects in development, Chad wrote the film Anita about singer and orange juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant, who rocketed to global attention as an outspoken opponent of gay rights in the late 1970s, and inadvertently ignited the gay rights movement.
Chad lives in Los Angeles with his husband Rob and their dogs Emmett and Finley.