The Librarians Season 2 Production Bios
An acclaimed writer/producer of blockbuster films and highly rated television projects, Dean Devlin serves as chairman and CEO of Electric Entertainment, the full-service film, television, worldwide distribution and foreign sales company and studio he founded in May 2001, which also houses Electric Post, the state of the art digital effects and post production facility.
Over the last twenty years, Devlin has co-written and produced some of the most successful feature films of all time. He co-wrote and produced Stargate, Godzilla and Independence Day, which grossed more than $800 million worldwide.
Devlin recently completed production on the second season of the TNT's The Librarians, which premiered last year as basic cable's #2 new series, averaging 11.4 million viewers per episode. Devlin is also in post-production on his feature directorial debut, Geostorm, which he is producing with Skydance Pictures' David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. He is also in post-production on the sequel Independence Day: Resurgence for Fox, and will also be producing a new theatrical trilogy of Stargate for MGM and Warner Bros.
Also under the Electric banner, Devlin produced the World War I action/adventure Flyboys, Eight-Legged Freaks, Cellular and the critically acclaimed documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? Just prior to forming Electric Entertainment, Devlin produced the Mel Gibson period drama The Patriot, which was nominated for three Academy Awards®.
In television, Devlin executive-produced Leverage, the action-packed TNT series starring Oscar®-winner Timothy Hutton, which ran for five seasons. Devlin also executive-produced The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, starring Noah Wyle (ER), which was the highest-rated movie on cable of 2004; its sequel, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon¹s Mines; and the third installment of the franchise, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, which all aired on TNT. With Bryan Singer also he executive produced the Emmy-winning Sci Fi Channel project The Triangle, the channel's highest-rated miniseries since Steven Spielberg Presents Taken. Devlin made his directorial debut on the pilot for Leverage, which premiered in 2008 to critical acclaim and record-breaking numbers. He also directed several episodes throughout each season of the series.
Recognized as a leader in digital entertainment, Devlin created the first movie marketing website in 1994 for the theatrical release of Stargate; commissioned the development of a multi-player Independence Day online game, which was packaged with the 1996 film on DVD; and developed the first web series in 1997, in partnership with Intel, for the Fox television series The Visitor.
John Rogers has worked as a writer and producer in film, television, comics and gaming for the last twenty years. In television, he created the children's animation show Jackie Chan Adventures (99 episodes) and recently finished a five-year run as creator and executive producer on the TNT crime show Leverage, which earned a People's Choice Award in its final season. He has two series currently in production: The Librarians (TNT) and The Player (NBC).
Rogers' last feature film before beginning his tenure as showrunner on Leverage was the 2007 hit Transformers. In other media, Rogers has written for DC comics and recently created the digital-only comic imprint Thrillbent.com with Eisner award-winning comics legend Mark Waid. His production company, Kung Fu Monkey Productions, specializes in genre material with a focus on international co-productions. KFM Productions is currently developing projects with Weta Workshop, the Jim Henson Company, Amazon and others.
As a founding partner of Electric Entertainment, Marc Roskin has been a driving force behind the company's award winning television and feature film production. Since opening Electric's doors with Dean Devlin in 2001, Marc has developed and produced each of the company's features including critically acclaimed Who Killed the Electric Car?, Flyboys and Cellular.
In Electric's television division, Roskin helped create and executive produce 2004's highest rated cable movie, The Librarian, as well as its two sequels and the spin-off television series. Roskin executive produces and directs the series which is now in it's second season. He was at the helm of TNT's People's Choice Award winning series Leverage, of which he executive produced and directed more than 20 episodes. In addition, he has executive produced the Sci-Fi Channel's six hour mini series, The Triangle, TNT's micro series Blank Slate, and independently directed episodes of Covert Affairs, Burn Notice, Common Law, Dallas, The Glades, Killer Women and Graceland.
Currently, Roskin is in post production after directing second unit on Dean Devlin's feature directorial debut, Geostorm, the Warner Brothers epic disaster movie starring Gerard Butler. The film is being produced by Roskin along with Dean Devlin and Rachel Olschan of Electric Entertainment and David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Pictures.
Prior to founding Electric Entertainment, Roskin was senior vice president at Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin's production company, Centropolis Entertainment. There, he was instrumental in the development and production of films such as Godzilla, The Patriot, Eight-Legged Freaks and The Thirteenth Floor.
Noah Wyle is an Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee who is best known for his award-winning work for 12 seasons on the NBC drama ER. In his role as Dr. John Carter, Wiley became known to audiences worldwide. Wyle most recently starred in and served as a producer to TNT's critically acclaimed sci-fi series Falling Skies, which ended its run this past summer.
Wyle's other credits include the critically acclaimed role as Steve Jobs in the Emmy-nominated Pirates of Silicon Valley for TNT. He starred in Oliver Stone's 2008 drama W in the role of Secretary of Commerce Don Evans. Wyle appeared in the Rod Lurie directed drama Nothing But the Truth alongside Angela Bassett and Kate Beckinsale. In 2009, he was seen in William Olsson's An American Affair, which starred Gretchen Mol. Wyle starred as Flynn Carsen in TNT's The Librarian trilogy, including The Librarian: Quest for the Spear in 2004, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines in 2006 and in The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice in 2008. He also starred in and associate-produced The Myth of Fingerprints. Wyle's additional feature film credits include Warner Brothers' White Oleander, Columbia Pictures' Enough, the independent feature Donnie Darko, Swing Kids and A Few Good Men. He also appeared in the film The Californians in 2005 and played the lead role in Queen of the Lot in 2010.
Along with his film and television career, Wyle is also very involved and devoted to theatre and serves as creative producer of the award winning Blank Theatre Company. With the company he has appeared on stage in the 1995 production of The 24th Day, opposite Peter Berg, and the 2006 production of Lobster Alice, in which he starred as surrealist artist Salvador Dali.
Wyle is involved in numerous issue-oriented initiatives, including serving as national spokesperson for Cover the Uninsured Week, an unprecedented effort to bring awareness to the 44 million Americans who have no health coverage. In 2012, Wyle additionally advocated his support for the disability rights group ADAPT, a group of activists striving to prevent cuts in Medicaid. His other philanthropic involvement includes work with Doctors of the World, Human Rights Watch and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.