Peter Lenkov grew up wanting to be a comic-book writer. It took him years to finally fulfill his ambition, but along the way he became one of American television's most prolific writer-producers. Lenk...
Montreal, Quebec, CA
|CSI: New York||2012 2003 - 2012||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Hawaii Five-O||2013 2009 - 2013||Showrunner||n/a||1|
|Chairman of the Board||1998||Producer||n/a||3|
|Hawaii Five-O||2013 2009 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Level 9||2007 1999 - 2007||Supervising Producer||n/a||1|
|The District||2003 1999 - 2003||Co-Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|La Femme Nikita||2000 1995 - 2000||Producer||supervising producer||3|
|XIII: The Conspiracy||Co-Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Tracker||2001 2000 - 2001||Co-Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever||2002||Co-Producer||n/a||1|
|24||2009 2000 - 2009||Co-Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Universal Soldier 3: Unfinished Business||1998 1997 - 1998||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|Universal Soldier 2: Brothers in Arms||1998 1997 - 1998||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|The Crow: Stairway to Heaven||1999 1997 - 1999||Writer||n/a||1|
|Real Ghosts II||1995 1994 - 1995||Writer||("Ghosts R Us")||1|
|Hawaii Five-O||2013 2009 - 2013||Creator||Developed By||2|
|Demolition Man||1993||From Story||n/a||1|
|R.I.P.D.||2013||Source Material||(from comic book:"R.I.P.D.")||1|
|La Femme Nikita||2000 1995 - 2000||Writer||n/a||1|
|La Femme Nikita||2000 1995 - 2000||Production Consultant||n/a||1|
|Haunted Lives... True Ghost Stories||1990 1989 - 1990||Other||uriter("Ghost R Us")||1|
|Joins the writing staff of "24" for its fourth season and pens four episodes|
|First major credits on "Demolition Man"|
|The film adaptation of his comic R.I.P.D. is released.|
|Produces and develops a new version of "Hawaii Five-O"|
|Joins the staff of "La Femme Nikita" and pens five episodes.|
Peter Lenkov grew up wanting to be a comic-book writer. It took him years to finally fulfill his ambition, but along the way he became one of American television's most prolific writer-producers. Lenkov's first big break came by contributing the original story for the Sylvester Stallone sci-fi movie "Demolition Man" (1993). Working steadily as a scriptwriter in TV throughout the 1990s eventually led to an Emmy-nominated stint on "24" (Fox 2001-10) before working as a writer-producer on "CSI: NY" (CBS 2005-10) and developing the reimagining of "Hawaii Five-0" (CBS 2010- ). Lenkov returned to big-budget cinema action in 2013 when his graphic novel R.I.P.D was made into a movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges.
Lenkov was born in Montreal and grew-up a massive comic book fan. "We had a huge collection of comic books before my mother decided, after I moved out of the house, to get rid of them," he told MTV in 2013. After writing scripts without much success, he penned the story for "Demolition Man" (1993), a satirical mash-up of futuristic cop movies and over-the-top action. He also got a story credit for his work on the Pauly Shore comedy vehicle "Son In Law" (1993).
After spending much of the rest of the 1990s toiling in mainly unremarkable movies -- including two direct-to-video sequels to the Jean-Claude Van Damme action hit "Universal Soldier" (1992) -- Lenkov's talent for blending action and drama was finally recognized when he landed a regular writing job on the syndicated action hit "La Femme Nikita" (USA 1997-2001) before going on to write and produce the police comedy-drama "The District" (CBS 2000-04), which was based loosely on the life of former NYPD Deputy Commissioner Jack Maple.
Meanwhile, Lenkov penned two four-issue comic-book miniseries for Dark Horse Comics, R.I.P.D with artist Lucas Marangon, and Fort: Prophet Of The Unexplained, which was illustrated by Frazer Irving and chronicled the fictional adventures of the real-life early 20th century investigator of the unexplained Charles Fort. After "The District" ended, Lenkov joined "24" (Fox 2001-10) in 2005 as a writer for its fourth season.
Lenkov worked on "CSI: NY" (CBS 2005-13) as a producer and writer, but "Hawaii Five-0" (CBS 2010- ) was a more personal project, since Lenkov's father was a long-time fan of the original series. Lenkov developed the rebooted series, contributed stories and was the show's executive producer. In 2013, Universal released a big-budget adaptation of Lenkov's comic book series "R.I.P.D." directed by Robert Schwentke and starring Ryan Reynolds as a recently-slain Boston cop who joins the afterworld's law-enforcement agency, the Rest In Peace Department, in a bid to track down the man who murdered him.
|Was a huge comic-book collector as a child and has joked that he could have got rich sooner if his mother had not thrown out his collection when he left home.|
|His R.I.P.D comicbook series have been collected and published as graphic novels|
|Lenkov took on the job of reimagining a new version of Hawaii Five-0 because his father was a huge fan of the original show.|
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