Writers’ Spotlight is a feature in which the career of writers in different fields are analysed. We discuss their life, career and the impact they had on their projects.
Spotlight #20 – adam horowitz and edward kitsis – (once upon a time, lost, dead of summer)
Since meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Adam Horowitz and Edward ‘Eddy’ Kitsis have operated as a writing duo.
After beginning their Screenwriting career, they landed jobs on Fantasy Island, Felicity and Popular after moving to Los Angeles.
Halfway through its first season, they joined the now-acclaimed ABC drama LOST under the employment of Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof.
Horowitz and Kitsis remained on LOST throughout all six seasons, eventually reaching the position of Executive Producers.
Collectively, as a team, they wrote 21 episodes (including one alongside their colleague Elizabeth Sarnoff) and one ‘mobisode’ for LOST: Missing Pieces.
Although Horowitz and Kitsis originally had the basic idea for their own show, Once Upon A Time, while on Felicity, working on LOST helped flesh out the premise.
Once Upon A Time concluded in May 2018 after a seven season run. It featured an ensemble cast including Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parilla, Emilie de Ravin and Rebecca Mader, among others.
On Once Upon A Time, Horowitz and Kitsis wrote 41 episodes besides serving as Executive Producers and co-showrunners.
In collaboration with the now-Showrunner of Fear The Walking Dead, Ian Goldberg, Horowitz and Kitsis created the Freeform show Dead of Summer which lasted for one season in 2016.
The series starred former LOST actress Elizabeth Mitchell, who played Juliet.
In recent news, Horowitz and Kitsis will be Executive Producers on the upcoming ‘fantasy anthology’ web series Amazing Stories, based on the 1985 television show of the same named, created by Steven Spielberg, who will also EP this version.