Emmy-nominated Writer/Producer Sam Egan is best known for his work on Showtime/MGM’s THE OUTER LIMITS, which ran six seasons on Showtime.
Most recently Egan has been a Creative Consultant on the groundbreaking Canadian series REGENESIS, and Executive Producer on Showtime and MGM’s JEREMIAH, starring Luke Perry and Malcolm Jamal-Warner. An episode he wrote, “Out of the Ashes”, garnered Egan the Literacy in the Media Award for Outstanding Television Series in their 4th Annual Awards. Another episode of JEREMIAH, “City of Roses”, was nominated for Canada’s Top Ten Writing Awards, honoring the best writing in Film and Television—Egan’s second nomination.
Egan has written THE VOLUNTEER, a science fiction thriller with Nicolas Cage attached to star for New Line Films. Cage has called Egan “one of the most creative writers of our time. His work on THE OUTER LIMITS was thought-provoking and inspired.”
Egan has also written ACROSS THE UNIVERSE for Bill Mechanic’s Pandemonium Productions. UNIVERSE is a sprawling science fiction adventure about a young industrial titan’s effort to be the first to cross a never-before breached barrier at the edge of the known Universe.
Among his notable work for THE OUTER LIMITES were its 100th episode—“Tribunal”—a time travel story about the Holocaust based on his own father’s experiences at Auschwitz, and the Showtime movie FINAL APPEAL, starring Charlton Heston, Robert Loggia, Amanda Plummer, Hal Holbrook, Cicely Tyson, Swoozie Kurtz, Michael Moriarty, Kelly McGillis, and Wallace Langham. Before his five seasons on THE OUTER LIMITS, Egan produced and wrote CBS’s NORTHERN EXPOSURE.
In the past Egan co-wrote and co-produced IMAGINE—JOHN LENNON, a Warner Bros. Documentary Feature.
Egan also created two series for CBS, SNOOPS, starring Tim Reid and Daphne Maxwell Reid, and SWEATING BULLETS, which ran three seasons on the network. He was the writer/producer of THE KID WHO LOVED CHRISTMAS, for Eddie Murphy Productions and Paramount, Sammy Davis Jr.’s last film, which co-starred Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson, and Esther Rolle.
Included in Egan’s many writing and producing awards are nominations for an Emmy and four Gemini’s. He is also winner of the Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America, a three-time winner of the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Television Series, and two-time winner of the Golden Pen, from P.E.N, the international writers’ organization. He has also won the Scott Newman Foundation Award for Best Television Drama. Egan began his career as a researcher for Cousteau documentaries, including the sixpart PBS series OASIS IN SPACE.
Robert A. Heinlein