Bernardin in 2016

Marc Bernardin (born November 29, 1971) is an American journalist, public speaker, TV and comic book writer, and podcaster. He has served as film editor for the Los Angeles Times and senior editor for The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly. He has written for GQ, Wired, Details, Vulture, Playboy, and Empire.[1] He has been a staff writer for Castle Rock, Treadstone and Carnival Row, and is currently a supervising producer on Star Trek: Picard.[2]


Bernardin was an intern on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.[3]

He was a staff writer for the Syfy series Alphas, Hulu's series Castle Rock, based on the stories of Stephen King, USA Network’s series Treadstone, based on the Jason Bourne franchise,[4] and Amazon Prime’s fantasy series Carnival Row. He has written comic books for Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics[5] and several independent comic publishers. He is the co-creator of the DC comic book series The Highwaymen, which is in development as a major motion picture. He co-hosts the Fatman Beyond podcast with filmmaker Kevin Smith,[6] and a second podcast named The Battlestar Galacticast with Tricia Helfer.[7] In 2018, Bernardin won an Inkpot Award, an honor bestowed annually since 1974 by Comic-Con International.[8]

In 2019, Bernardin joined other WGA writers in firing their agents as part of the WGA's stand against the ATA and the practice of packaging.[9]

On August 18, 2019, it was announced that Bernardin would be serving as writer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation on Netflix.[10] Then, on February 21, 2020, Bernardin was announced to be part of the writing team for the upcoming animated series The Legend of Vox Machina, for Amazon Prime Video.[11] On December 19, 2023, Bernardin announced he was part of the writing team for the upcoming animated series Eyes of Wakanda for Disney+.[12]

On February 21, 2024, Dark Horse Comics announced that author Neil Gaiman had partnered with Bernardin to adapt the former's novel Anansi Boys into a comics series, with art by Shawn Martinbrough. The first issue of Anansi Boys is scheduled to be released on June 26, 2024.[13]



  1. ^ "Marc Bernardin". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  2. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "The Batman, Picard, The Last of Us". YouTube.
  3. ^ "Deep Space Nine: 25 years ago, I was an intern on the Star Trek show". Archived from the original on 2018-01-06.
  4. ^ "Treadstone (TV Series 2019) - IMDb". IMDb.
  5. ^ "Marc Bernardin". DC. 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  6. ^ Zakarin, Jordan (2018-03-26). "Marc Bernardin should be your geek career role model [Fandom Files #22]". Syfy. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  7. ^ "Battlestar Galacticast | SYFY WIRE". 9 December 2020.
  8. ^ Inkpot Award
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (13 April 2019). "Writers Share Signed Termination Letters As Mass Firing Of Agents Begins After WGA-ATA Talks Fail". Deadline.
  10. ^ Nickolai, Nate (2019-08-18). "Kevin Smith Announces Anime 'He-Man' Series for Netflix". Variety. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  11. ^ Spangler, Todd (2020-02-22). "Critical Role's 'Legend of Vox Machina' Names Writing Team for Series Coming to Amazon Prime Video". Variety. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  12. ^ Smith, Kevin; Bernardin, Marc (December 19, 2023). 415: Final FMB of the Year! Best of 2023! – FMB LIVE 12/19/23. Fatman Beyond. Event occurs at 1:55:00 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ "Neil Gaiman teams up with Marc Bernardin and Shawn Martinbrough to adapt "Anansi Boys" into comics". Dark Horse Comics. February 21, 2024.