When he’s writing television and movies, Cameron Johnson warns you to be prepared. It’s safe to say that’s exactly what viewers got when they tuned into his Nancy Drew spinoff Tom Swift on The CW last summer. During a time when networks were shying away from too much queer content, Cameron and his co-creator of the series developed a television show that was super Black and super queer. “It’s rare that you get to see a show that feels Black, is culturally Black, and is authentically Black, but is about Black people doing some other cool thing and being happy in love,” he said of the series to Entertainment Weekly. The self-proclaimed wearer of jumpsuits, according to Instagram, developed his passion for screenwriting as a student at University of Southern California. Before Tom Swift, he was a writer and story editor on the hit show Empire.  —K.M.
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