Derek Simonds
Creator

Derek Simonds is the creator/showrunner of USA Network’s Golden Globe and Emmy-Nominated series The Sinner. The second season is executive produced by Jessica Biel and stars Bill Pullman, Carrie Coon, Natalie Paul and Tracy Letts.

Derek was a writer on the recent ABC miniseries event, When We Rise, a recounting of the gay civil rights movement created by Dustin Lance Black, as well as ABC’s 2015 limited series, Astronaut Wives Club.  He has developed television pilots for Universal Cable Productions, ABC Studios and TNT.  Derek wrote, directed and composed the score for his feature film, Seven and a Match, and has developed numerous independent film projects as a writer/producer, including the Oscar-Nominated Sony Pictures Classics release, Call Me By Your Name

When not writing for television and film, Derek is recording music – his first album project as Midnight Choir will be released this year ­– and teaching acting/performance to artists in Los Angeles and New York.

Derek Simonds is the creator/showrunner of USA Network’s Golden Globe and Emmy-Nominated series The Sinner. The second season is executive produced by Jessica Biel and stars Bill Pullman, Carrie Coon, Natalie Paul and Tracy Letts.

Derek was a writer on the recent ABC miniseries event, When We Rise, a recounting of the gay civil rights movement created by Dustin Lance Black, as well as ABC’s 2015 limited series, Astronaut Wives Club.  He has developed television pilots for Universal Cable Productions, ABC Studios and TNT.  Derek wrote, directed and composed the score for his feature film, Seven and a Match, and has developed numerous independent film projects as a writer/producer, including the Oscar-Nominated Sony Pictures Classics release, Call Me By Your Name

When not writing for television and film, Derek is recording music – his first album project as Midnight Choir will be released this year ­– and teaching acting/performance to artists in Los Angeles and New York.