Executive Producer and Co-Creator of “Arrow” “Vixen” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
Marc Guggenheim is executive producer and co-creator of The CW’s hit shows “Arrow” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” as well as “Vixen” from CW Seed.
In addition, Guggenheim co-wrote the pilot and series bible for, and serves as executive producer of, the upcoming series “Trollhunters,” which is from DreamWorks Animation and acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro, and will debut later this year.
A native of Long Island, New York, Guggenheim practiced law at one of Boston’s most prestigious firms before getting hired on the writing staff of David E. Kelley’s Emmy-winning show about Boston attorneys, “The Practice.” Guggenheim then joined “Law & Order,” where he wrote for three seasons before moving on to the critically acclaimed series “Jack & Bobby,” and later, the ratings juggernaut “CSI: Miami.” It was “Jack & Bobby” that introduced Guggenheim to Greg Berlanti, and the two resolved to create a show together, a pact which led to the development of “Eli Stone,” for which they received a Writers Guild Award nomination for Best Drama Teleplay.
While producing the “Eli Stone” pilot, Berlanti pulled Guggenheim in to help him produce the first season of “Brothers & Sisters.” Guggenheim has continued to collaborate with Berlanti on the feature film versions of the DC Comics characters Green Lantern and The Flash. “Green Lantern” was released as a major motion picture starring Ryan Reynolds in June 2011. Guggenheim also served as executive producer of two other television pilots for Berlanti Television: “No Ordinary Family” and “Guilty,” the latter of which Guggenheim created.
While maintaining a successful career in television, Guggenheim has pursued a parallel career as a screenwriter, with such diverse projects as the film adaptation of “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” (2013), a feature film version of “Perry Mason” for Robert Downey Jr., and an adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s sci-fi classic “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” for director Bryan Singer.
2014 marked Guggenheim’s entry into the world of prose, publishing his first novel “Overwatch” (Mulholland Books/Little, Brown), which Publisher’s Weekly called “a high energy debut… [which] will appeal to readers who appreciate an underdog.”
A life-long comic book fan, Guggenheim has been writing comics professionally for over ten years, working on titles for both Marvel Comics (“Blade,” “X-Men,” “Amazing Spider-Man,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), DC Comics (“The Flash,” “Justice Society of America,” “Batman Confidential”), and original creator-owned works (“Resurrection,” “Halcyon,” “Nowhere Man,” “The Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum,” “Stringers”).
Guggenheim is continually exploring other mediums. He’s written the scripts for numerous videogames, including “Call of Duty 3,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Singularity.” (Wolverine and Singularity were nominated for consecutive WGA Awards.) In 2008, he adapted a Stephen King short story “N.” into a Marvel Comics graphic novel and a 25-part mobisode series that was available online and through iTunes.
Guggenheim currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Tara, a fellow TV writer and WGA nominee, who is co-creator of The CW dramedy “Reaper,” their daughters Lily and Sara, and their pets Rocky, Lucky, Finn, Jarvis, and a turtle who may or may not be alive as of this writing.