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About Simon Allen

Simon Allen is a Writer and Executive Producer from the UK currently Executive Producing a major horror series for a streamer.

In television, Simon Allen served as a writer/producer on the third season of Apple's Emmy-winning spy thriller TEHRAN and the first series of Sky's acclaimed television sequel to Wolfgang Petersen’s DAS BOOT.

Simon Allen also created BBC America's RTS winning queer punk rock fantasy comedy THE WATCH and served as a show-runner on BBC One’s THE MUSKETEERS.

In film, Simon Allen was the Writer and Executive Producer of CHOOSE OR DIE, a Netflix horror original that starred Asa Butterfield and Robert Englund and went to Number One on Netflix in the US, UK and around the world.

Known for

Fictional movies as executive producer

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2023TehranTV Series, Apple TV+Daniel SyrkinShula & Donna Productions [il]
2021Choose or DieTV Movie, NetflixToby MeakinsAnton [uk]
2020The WatchTV Series, BBC [uk]MultipleBBC Studios [uk]
2013The Musketeers (WT)TV Movie (multi-part), BBC [uk]MultipleBBC British Broadcast Corporation [uk]

Fictional movies in other activities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2021Choose or DieTV Movie, NetflixToby MeakinsAnton [uk]screenwriter
2020The WatchTV Series, BBC [uk]MultipleBBC Studios [uk]screenwriter
2016Strike BackTV Series, Sky [uk]Brendan MaherLeft Bank Pictures [uk]screenwriter
2015New TricksTV SeriesMultipleHeadstrong Pictures [uk]screenwriter
2014SpotlessTV SeriesMultipleStudiocanal Series GmbH (vormals Tandem Productions) [de]screenwriter
2012HuntedTV Series, BBC [uk]S. J. ClarksonKudos Film and Television Ltd. [uk]associate producer

Other projects

YearProject typeTitleActivityCompany
2018 - 2019Script DevelopmentDas BootWriterBavaria Fiction

Basic data

NationalityBritish
LanguagesEnglish
Immediate working areaLondon
2nd residence (if applicable)Los Angeles
1st residence (federal state or country)USA - California