Have you finished binge watching the latest season of House of Cards? Are you tuning in to ABC’s critically acclaimed new drama American Crime? Our new episode of our On Story Radio Show features the creators of these two programs, Beau Willimon and John Ridley.
Beau Willimon is a screenwriter, playwright and showrunner of Netflix’s highly acclaimed political drama, House of Cards. His play Farragut North became the basis for the motion picture screenplay Ides Of March, which he co-wrote with George Clooney and Grant Heslov. The film earned Willimon the Academy Award® nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
House of Cards is set in present day Washington DC. The show starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as Frank and Claire Underwood is based on a novel by Lord Michael Dobbs and adapted from a BBC mini-series by the same name. The third season of House of Cards is now available to stream on Netflix.
Writer-Director John Ridley’s credits include the novels Those Who Walk in Darkness, A Conversation with the Mann, and Stray Dogs, the graphic novel The American Way and the screenplays for the films Red Tails,U Turn,Three Kings,and Undercover Brother. His script for 12 Years A Slave won the 2014 Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay and he’s currently the showrunner for the critically acclaimed ABC series, American Crime.
Tune in Monday, March 16th at 9pm on KUT (90.5FM) and visit KUT’s On Story page for previous episodes here.