Michael Taylor – Executive Producer/Writer 402
Michael Taylor began his television career as a writer for the Star Trek series Deep Space Nine and Voyager. He subsequently was a writer/producer on the USA series The Dead Zone, based on the Steven King novel. After five seasons on The Dead Zone, Taylor joined the Syfy channel’s Battlestar Galactica as a co-executive producer and wrote the Battlestar TV movie, Razor. When Battlestar ended its four-season run, he became a writer/co-executive producer on its spin-off, Caprica. He was also a writer/executive producer of the FOX pilot/TV movie, Virtuality. Taylor subsequently was an executive producer and co-creator of the Syfy series Defiance, and executive produced and wrote the Battlestar prequel web series and TV movie Blood & Chrome. Prior to the fourth season of TURN: Washington’s Spies, he was also an executive producer on the second season of AMC’s kung fu series, Into the Badlands. Taylor’s work has been nominated several times for both Hugo and Nebula Awards. He won a Peabody Award as part of the writing staff of Battlestar Galactica and a webisode series he wrote, the Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks, garnered an Emmy®Award for best Short Format Live-Action Entertainment Program.
A Yale graduate, Taylor had a varied career prior to writing for television, including working as a newspaper and magazine reporter and as a musician in a New York rock band.