Happy New Year everyone! theblerdgurl podcast is back! For my first episode of the year I had the pleasure of welcoming back to the podcast screen writer and producer Akela Cooper.
Akela Cooper is the writer for James Wan’s return to horror, Malignant, Now she’s here to talk about another collaboration with Wan, M3GAN. A horror movie out now, about a killer babysitting bot. The movie stars Allison Williams,, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Arlo Green, Brian Jordan Alvarez and 3 actresses who composite the murderous doll M3GAN: Kimberly Crossman, Jenna Davis and Amie Donald. The movie is a collaboration between Universal studios and Blumhouse with James Wan/Atomic Monster producing and Gerard Johnstone directing. Allison Williams of “Get Out” fame stars and produces. Akela is also writing The Nun 2 for New Line/Atomic Monster and The Safran Company due out later this year.
On the TV side, Akela was an Executive Producer on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season one for CBS All Access. And previously Akela worked on Steve DeKnight’s Netflix series, Jupiter’s Legacy based on a comic book series by Mark Millar. The Netflix/Marvel drama series Luke Cage, season six of the FX series, American Horror Story as well as The Hundred, Witches of East End, Grimm and Vee.
We spoil a LOT of M3GAN in this interview! You have been warned!
Akela Cooper worked on both M3GAN and Malignant with James Wan
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