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Devil in Ohio premiered at #1 on Netflix, and was in the global top 10 for 3 weeks straight. This week, Gray Jones interviews author-creator-showrunner Daria Polatin.

Daria Polatin bio:

Daria Polatin is an accomplished TV showrunner and executive producer, award-winning playwright and author of Egyptian descent.

Daria is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of “Devil in Ohio,” a Netflix Limited Series starring Emily Deschanel, which debuted at #1 on Netflix and ran in the Netflix Global Top 10 for three weeks. Daria authored the best-selling thriller novel of the same name, which she adapted into the series. Having worked on twelve seasons of television, Daria was co-executive producer of Stephen King’s “Castle Rock” (Hulu), where her episode “The Laughing Place” was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Best TV Episodes of 2019.

Additional TV credits include “Jack Ryan” (Amazon), “Hunters” (Amazon), Heels (Starz) and Shut Eye (Hulu).

In theater, Daria wrote and directed her new play “Palmyra” at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre, which ran on CTG’s Digital Stage. Her plays have been produced at The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre NY, Cape Cod Theater Project, The Wilshire Ebell Theatre, in London and Hong Kong. She has produced and directed theater in New York and Los Angeles, including directing the play “H40 + 1” written by and starring  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from “Game of Thrones.”

Daria completed residencies with London’s Royal Court Theatre, Center Theatre Group, The Echo Theater, and earned her B.F.A. from Boston University and M.F.A. from Columbia University. She is a founding member of The Kilroys, the advocacy group for gender parity in the American theater.

Daria has always been drawn to telling engaging stories that explore the complexities of the human condition. Under her 1001 Pictures banner, she continues to write and produce propulsive stories that challenge and entertain.

Follow Daria on Twitter: @DariaPolatin

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Graham “Gray” Jones is a seasoned TV editor/writer located in Valencia, California (on the northern outskirts of LA). He has an honors Screenwriting BFA from York University, where he graduated with distinction in 1994.

He hosted one of the world’s leading TV-themed podcasts, "Chuck vs. the Podcast," about NBC’s Chuck, and currently hosts the "TV Writer Podcast," in partnership with Script Magazine.

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