Netflix just released the official trailer and poster for my show, Dragon Age: Absolution and announced that all six episodes will premiere on Netflix, December 9th. Watch the trailer here!
This has been a huge passion project for me. I loved DA:I from the moment Cassandra accused my Inquisitor of being a terrorist (BTW, rude! But I can’t stay mad at Cass). Back in Spring 2019, I pitched several ideas to Bioware and Netflix, and this was the one I NEVER expected them to pick. This was the pitch I did just for me, sure no one else would believe in it. I’m so glad I was wrong.
When I got the job, I replayed and rewatched everything I could get my hands on. (Thanks to all you YouTube DA Lore Keepers out there!) I spent weeks scribbling weird insights on my office walls (they were glass at the time, don’t panic), and listening to songs on repeat for hours. Then in Fall 2019, I got to bring on the incredibly talented Tim Sheridan and Mae Catt, and our amazing writer’s assistant Grace Deppe-Waldschmidt. We brought so much of ourselves to this story! We wanted to make something fans could be proud of. Netflix was a dream to work with and Bioware was committed to excellence every step of the way. Then in 2020 Red Dog started bringing our show to life, and the last several years have been full of late night meetings with Korea, art approvals, and finally animation. (Bae, if you read this, you’re the absolute best!) So many people worked so hard throughout the pandemic on this. Our amazing voice cast recorded the whole thing from their homes over video conferences. (Best Zoom meetings EVER!) And everyone from the recording studio, to the post house, to the marketing team brought their A-Game.
It’s funny that in writing a show about such wonderfully flawed characters, I got to meet so many flawless professionals. I’m truly the luckiest showrunner in the biz. Now, three and a half years later, it’s all come together and we can share this with you. Whether you’ve played from the beginning or are brand new to Thedas, I hope you’ll watch on December 9th and fall in love with these characters as much as we did.
I co-created a new graphic novel trilogy with Pablo Tunica and Ariana Maher! Book One will be released from Skybound Comet on October 12th in comic shops and October 18th in book stores.
Sea Serpent’s Heir tells the story of Aella, a young girl who dreams of adventure, but discovers her future may not be as bright as she hoped. Turns out, she is the reincarnation of the demon Xir, and she is destined to destroy the world! Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One: Pirate’s Daughter is out this month, and books two and three are already in the works!
Netflix has just released the teaser trailer for Dragon Age: Absolution, a new animated series executive produced by me! I serve as the head writer and showrunner, with staff writers, Mae Catt and Tim Sheridan. It is beautifully animated by Red Dog Culture House with a stellar cast and crew! The show tells a new story set in the world of BioWare’s amazing Dragon Age video games.
It’s been a while hasn’t it? What a crazy couple of years. We had a pandemic, my kid started kindergarten, I made a TV show and a trilogy of graphic novels, (more on those later), I injured my leg and couldn’t walk for a month, just wild times!
The next big news is that I am co-creating a graphic novel trilogy with Pablo Tunica and Ariana Maher that will be released from Skybound Comet. Sea Serpent’s Heir tells the story of Aella, a young girl who dreams of adventure, but discovers her future may not be as bright as she hoped. Turns out, she is the reincarnation of the demon Xir, and she is destined to destroy the world! Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One: Pirate’s Daughter will be released in October 2022, and books two and three are already in the works!
Finally, I have spent the last few years writing and producing my own animated television show. But we can’t talk about it just yet. Look for a big announcement this summer. (Sorry, I just had to tease you all a little bit.)
And on a bit of personal news: I have decided to spend less time on social media and have deactivated my Twitter and don’t really use Facebook anymore. The best way to keep up to date with me will be this site and my newsletter (which I will try to update more often). You can also reach me through the contact section of this site and business or media inquiries should be sent to my representatives at Archetype.
No, the title’s not a mistake. I’ve branched out of my comfort zone and recently wrote some shorts for Sanrio’s new Hello Kitty and Friends Supercute Adventures YouTube series. It was a great experience and felt like I was giving a gift to everyone struggling to stay positive in 2020 (including myself). If you need a little more serotonin in your day, you can watch them on Youtube here:
Warner Bros. Animation just released my next movie:
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.
In this story, that I co-wrote with Ernie Altbacker (thanks Ernie always nice to work with you), The Justice League recruits the Justice League Dark and decides to take the fight to Darkseid once and for all. But can anything prepare them for Apokolips?
I’ll be attending San Diego Comic Con from July 18th through July 21st. Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday are my big panel and signing days (specifics below). Friday, I don’t have anything on the schedule (that you know of!) but if you want anything signed feel free to reach out on Twitter and I’d be happy to try and meet up.
Marvel Rising is a new animated franchise from Marvel Animation starring the next generation of heroes: Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Inferno, Patriot, America Chavez and Quake.
I have had the honor of helping launch this new franchise by writing a movie, a 22-minute animated special and a series of shorts that are all available to watch on the Marvel HQ Youtube channel.
Start with Marvel Rising: Initiation, a series of animated shorts, which introduce Gwen Stacy, aka Ghost Spider, as she tries to clear her name by catching the criminal who framed her for the murder of her best friend. Along the way she’ll meet new super heroes, Squirrel Girl and Ms. Marvel, and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Quake and Patriot.
Then watch Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, a full-length animated movie, which follows Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl, as they discover a secret Kree plot to take over the world with Inhuman soldiers. Along the way they’ll need to recruit Inferno and America Chavez with help of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson, aka Quake, and her partner, Patriot. Together, they’ll form the Secret Warriors, Marvel’s next generation of heroes.
Finally, watch Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts, a 22-minute animated special, where Ghost Spider returns to action hot on the heels of her nemesis, Sheath, but finds that she’s not operating alone, Sheath’s’s teamed up with Exile, a powerful Inhuman. When the Secret Warriors show up chasing Exile, Ghost Spider will have to learn to work with the team of young heroes to defeat them and possibly clear her name with the chief of police, Captain Stacy, her estranged father.