Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss

Recent Episodes

Epilogue - Season One review

Nov. 18, 2021

Noah and Dan review the first season of Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss. They talk about what they learned, why they did it and how much it meant to both of them. And Noah reveals a secret that will bring new meaning to o…

Season Finale. Take 50 - Showrunner Bill Lawrence, Scrubs, Ted Lasso

Nov. 11, 2021

We end the first season of Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss with Bill Lawrence. He tells about his multiple early firings, how he feels when his shows fail to become hits and how difficult it was to pitch Ted Lasso. He tal…

Take 49 - Writer Steven E. de Souza, Die Hard, Tomb Raider, Commando

Nov. 4, 2021

One of his producers died in a car crash, another was murdered - and these aren't even his most dramatic stories! In the penultimate show of the season, we talk to legendary screenwriter Steven E. de Souza. The Die Hard writ…

Take 48 - Showrunner David Shore, House, The Good Doctor

Oct. 28, 2021

We talk to the legendary showrunner David Shore. He talks us through his journey giving up working as a lawyer in Canada and moving to Hollywood with very limited contacts - and very limited writing skills. He explains how h…

Take 47 - Derek Simonds, The Sinner

Oct. 21, 2021

We talk to Derek Simonds about his experience taking up the reins of The Sinner. He talks openly about the overwhelming experience of taking on the multi-disciplinary showrunner role, the pressure it created and the toll it …

Take 45 - Writer and Showrunner Sam Ernst, Haven, Carnival Row, Daredevil

Oct. 7, 2021

We talk to the remarkable Sam Ernst. He tells his story of instant success in the restaurant business followed by early failure in the entertainment industry and what he learned along the way. Sam explains his relationship w…