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Todd A. Kessler

co-creator/executive producer Bloodline, Damages
Todd A. Kessler most recently co-created and executive produced the 3 season run of Netflix’s Emmy award-winning Bloodline starring Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz and Sissy Spacek. Kessler co-created and executive produced 5 seasons of the FX/DirecTV Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series Damages starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. Kessler also wrote and produced the second and third seasonsof HBO’s The Sopranos, Michael Mann’s Robbery Homicide Division and the first season of NBC’s Providence. In addition to showrunning/writing/producing, Kessler has directed and acted in multiple episodes. He has been nominated for 7 Emmy awards, including “Outstanding Drama Series”, “Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series” and “Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series”. He also been nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards. Born in New York City, Kessler was raised in suburban Detroit and attended Cranbrook Kingswood School. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a degree in Dramatic Literature and Playwriting, Kessler moved to New York City and was hired by Spike Lee to write a screenplay. Kessler has twice been a visiting artist at Harvard, teaching screenwriting seminars. Kessler currently lives in Brooklyn with his girlfriend and Uncle Ralph…their dog.