John Shiban, Executive Producer and Showrunner of Hulu’s Shut Eye, received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from UCLA and an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Shiban began his career as a staff writer on The X-Files. During his stint on the celebrated FOX series, Shiban wrote or co-wrote over twenty episodes and served as Executive Producer by the end of the series’ nine-year run. His writing on The X-Files garnered him an Emmy(R) nomination; as a producer, Shiban has also been honored with a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy(R) nomination for Outstanding Dramatic Series for The X-Files.
Shiban joined AMC’s Breaking Bad as a Consulting Producer in its second season. He penned several episodes of the acclaimed series, received a WGA Award nomination for Episodic Drama for the episode “Phoenix” and wrote and directed Season Three’s penultimate episode “Sunset”. Also for the cable network, Shiban recently directed several episodes of Better Call SAul, and has served as Executive Producer and Showrunner on AMC’s Hell on Wheels, writing and directing numerous episodes of the Western series.
Shiban also served as Executive Producer and Showrunner of Starz’ Da Vinci’s Demons, Executive Producer and Co-Creator on the FOX series The Lone Gunmen and Supervising Producer on the Fox series Harsh Realm. In addition, he has written for and produced UPN’s Star Trek: Enterprise, the CW Network hit Supernatural and the BBC/Starz co- production Torchwood: Mircacle Day.
Shiban is also a founding partner in the Raw Feed brand of genre films, which has a multi- picture deal with Warner Home Video. He wrote and directed Raw Feed’s premier film, Rest Stop, which has become the biggest-selling home-video original in Warner Bros. history to date.
Shiban lives in Los Angeles with his wife Janet, son Jerry, three dogs and a cat named Charles.