First Draft with Sarah Enni

First Draft Episode #184: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar


Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the TV and screenwriting duo behind Smallville and Into the Badlands, join Sarah to talk about their debut thriller, Double Exposure. The guys talk about how, even after writing and/or producing more than 300 hours of television and movies, they are still engaged in learning and improving their craft; getting on the superhero train WAY before the MCU; and delivering a satisfying ending in books.

Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode




  • X-Men, the 2000 movie that helped bring about the superhero resurgence on film and TV
  • Christopher Nolan, the writer and director who rebranded Batman in the well-regarded Dark Knight trilogy of films



  • Spider-Man II, Al and Miles’ take on Spider-Man, which was a little more serious than the Spider-Man we know today
  • Jenette Kahn, executive, publisher, editor-in-chief of DC Comics when Al and Miles created their spin on the Superman universe with Smallville













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