Adam Usden is an award-winning writer from Manchester, now based in London.
Adam is currently writing on Lupin IV for Gaumont/Netflix, having recently completed two episodes of Lupin III, and is working on a new script commission for ITV Studios. He has recently written the finale of Wolfe II for Abbott Vision/Sky and original pilot script After the End for Moonage, as part of the BBC Drama Writer’s Programme 2021. He was Lead Writer on teen drama series Zero Chill for Lime/Netflix and has three original television pilots in development with Lime. Adam’s pilot script Milk & Meat, an adaptation of James Lubbock’s memoir Breaking Dad, was commissioned by West Road Pictures, his original script, Masked, is with Film Nation and the pilot and Episode 2 of The Shapeshifter, adapted from the Ali Sparkes books, was commissioned by CBBC. Adam’s credits also include an episode of Ackley Bridge III for The Forge/C4.
Adam has written many Afternoon Dramas for BBC Radio 4. His debut play, The Book of Yehudit, received the Imison Award for ‘Best Script by a Writer New to Radio’, and his second, Sophie’s Lights, was shortlisted for ‘Best Drama’ at the BBC Radio News and Drama Awards. His most recent script was the brand new finale for the radio adaption of Our Friends in the North for BBC/Sparklab Productions.
Adam is a graduate of 4Screenwriting, the Royal Court Studio Group and Traverse 50, and his theatre work has previously been shortlisted for the Papatango Prize, the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award, the Yale Drama Prize and the Channel 4/Òran Mór Comedy Drama Award.
Adam graduated from Durham University with a 1st in English Literature, where he also wrote and performed (badly) with the Durham Revue, and was part of the troupe that won the National Student Best University Sketch Group and Underbelly Sketch-Off.
Adam Usden is represented by Frances Arnold