The popular television anthology series “American Horror Story” was written by American television screenwriter, director, and producer Brad Falchuk. The well-liked program was co-created by Falchuk and Ryan Murphy. Each season has a distinct cast of performers and a separate plot, running like a miniseries. He started off writing for the TV programs Mutant X, Earth: Final Conflict, and Veritas: The Quest. When he was hired to work on the first season of the medical drama series “Nip/Tuck,” he secured the first significant job of his career. Glee, an American musical comedy series, was co-created by Falchuk. Early in the 2010s, the series earned him two American Film Institute (AFI) awards and countless additional nominations. Like “Scream Queens,” Falchuk has written and directed a number of other television programs. Falchuk, a Republican at heart, co-founded the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization Young Storytellers, which promotes arts education.
Career of Brad Falchuk
As a scriptwriter, Brad Falchuk began his career in the television industry. In 2001, he worked on the science fiction television series Mutant X. He wrote the episode’s script, titled “Meaning of Death.” In addition, between 2001 and 2002, he created the scripts for five episodes of the Canadian science fiction television program “Earth: Final Conflict.” He contributed to one “Veritas: The Quest” episode in 2003.
In order to create the screenplays for the first season of the American medical drama series “Nip/Tuck,” Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, hired him. He and Murphy grew close, and Falchuk was given more significant duties in the program. In the seasons of 2004 and 2005, he served as a co-producer. He then assumed the position of executive producer for the program and oversaw the direction of four episodes between 2007 and 2009.
After “Nip/Tuck” was successfully finished, Falchuk and Murphy made the decision to embark on a different genre. They helped Ian Brennan write an hour-long comedic script for the Fox Broadcasting Company centered on a glee club. The group decided to transform the concert into a television show after it was well-received and a success. Falchuk and the other two got two Writers Guild of America Award nominations for Best New Series and Best Comedy Series for the next series, “Glee,” which was a big success. Additionally, Falchuk received two AFI Awards for “Glee” in 2010 and 2011.
Murphy and Falchuk collaborated on his next significant endeavor. The two decided to produce the 2011 debut of the anthology series “American Horror Story.” After its debut season in 2012, the program garnered 17 nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, proving its immediate popularity. 15 nominations came from the second season, and 17 from the third. Falchuk, who three times was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie, authored the show’s scripts. The horror-comedy anthology series “Scream Queens” and “American Crime Story,” which followed, were both co-produced by him.
Individual Life of Brad Falchuk
Nancy Falchuk and Kenneth H. Falchuk welcomed Brad Falchuk into the world in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1971. His mother served as the head of the American Jewish women’s group Hadassah, while his father founded and served as chairman of Best Doctors Inc. in addition to being a professor at Harvard Medical School.
Brad Falchuk was raised in Newton together with his brother Evan. Falchuk attended Beaver Country Day School before continuing his education at AFI Conservatory. He enrolled in Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he received his degree in 1993. Falchuk had dyslexia that was undiagnosed. He was an active child who participated in baseball and basketball among other sports.
Later, he established the nonprofit organization “Young Storytellers,” which promotes arts education, and he presently has a position on its advisory board of directors. In 1994, he wed the television producer Suzanne Bukinik, and the two of them went on to have two children, Brody and Isabella. In 2013, the pair filed for divorce, ending their marriage. In 2014, Falchuk began dating actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and just recently, the couple announced their engagement.