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Jonathan Brackley & Sam Vincent

Sam and Jon met at school in London in the 1990s, where they became friends, sharing a love of film, television, comedy, science fiction and great storytelling in general. They immediately started making short skits on Jon’s Mum’s Hi-8 camcorder.

In the mid-2000s, they began their career writing comedy sketches for British TV. Moving into drama, they became lead writers for the 9th and BAFTA-nominated 10th (and final) series of the BBC’s hit spy drama Spooks, also writing the 2015 spin-off film Spooks: The Greater Good.

Sam and Jon are best known for creating the science fiction series Humans. From 2015 to 2018, three seasons were broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK and AMC in the US to critical acclaim, awards and – in the UK – record-breaking ratings.

In 2023, BBC1 broadcast their original five-part crime drama series Better.

In 2024, Sam and Jon are developing a range of TV and film projects in both the UK and US with companies such as BBC Studios, Sky, Left Bank, A24 and David Goyer’s Phantom Four, while also acting as executive producers on newer writers’ shows. They work across genres – but with a focus on stories that look toward our future.