Want a peek into the lives of television’s best showrunners? Better yet, are you ready to find out once and for all what exactly a showrunner is? Well, a new documentary has been made just for you and aptly titled Showrunners.
This buzzy new flick, set to bow in 2012, features in-depth interviews with countless executive producers and writers from some of television’s biggest shows, including Lost‘s Damon Lindelof, House‘s David Shore, and Sons of Anarchy‘s Kurt Sutter — to name a few.
Each showrunner (as they’re so affectionately called in the biz) shares an inside look at what it entails to successfully shepherd a series in today’s TV landscape, one that thrives on social media outreach and forever faces a possible one-and-done shot at adequate ratings.
Additional EPs taking part in the project include Fringe‘s Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman, One Tree Hill‘s Mark Schwahn, Battlestar Galactica‘s David Eick, Spartacus‘ Steven S. DeKnight and The Good Wife‘s Michelle King.
Take a peek at the rarely-seen glamorous life of a TV boss in the trailer below, and fill us in on your thoughts in the comments: