As one of the leading creative voices in the entertainment industry today, Alex Kurtzman is known for his ability to bring complex source material to the screen with character-driven stories grounded in reality.
Kurtzman and his production company, Secret Hideout, are dedicated to developing and producing a wide array of sophisticated and compelling content across all platforms through their new overall TV deal with CBS Studios, which will include a planned expansion of Star Trek properties. Through the company, Kurtzman co-created and is executive producing the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: DISCOVERY on CBS All Access. The show is now in production on its second season, with Kurtzman taking over showrunning duties and directing the premiere episode. Also, Kurtzman serves as executive producer on “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” and on the upcoming untitled “Star Trek” Jean-Luc Picard series and the untitled James Comey mini-series.
In addition, Kurtzman is continuing to produce shows from his former K/O Paper Products banner under the new production company, including the ninth season of HAWAII FIVE-0, on the Network. The company’s popular series “Scorpion” ended its successful four year run on the Network, while its supernatural series, “Sleepy Hollow,” wrapped four years on Fox in 2017. Kurtzman, along with Roberto Orci and J.J. Abrams, previously co-created and executive produced the popular show “Fringe,” which ended its five-season run in 2013.
Kurtzman has co-written some of the decade’s biggest feature films, including “Star Trek,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” “The Amazing Spider Man 2,” “Transformers” and “Mission: Impossible III,” and has directed films such as “The Mummy” and “People Like Us.” Additionally, he executive produced the romantic comedy “The Proposal” as well as the “Now You See Me” franchise. Overall, his writing and producing credits have earned over $4 billion worldwide.
Kurtzman began his career writing for the popular television series “Hercules.” He went on to write for “Xena: Warrior Princess,” where he moved up the ranks to become a head writer for the show at the age of 23. Next, he wrote for J.J. Abrams’ popular series “Alias,” leading to a fruitful and collaborative relationship with Abrams. He eventually served as an executive producer on the show.