“I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.” (Orson Welles)
Wiktor Piątkowski created and co-wrote HBO’s first original series produced in Poland (Wataha) and the first Polish romantic comedy produced by Netflix (Squared Love); over the last 10 years he has worked as showrunner, head writer, screenwriter and producer on various shows (crime series, soap opera, scripted reality, period drama, sitcom – more than 600 hours of TV produced) for companies from Germany, Austria, Norway, Italy, Russia, Denmark, Belgium and Poland. A sitcom he co-created and co-wrote (Just Push Abuba) premiered in 2018 on ZDF.
Wiktor graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź, the Warsaw School of Economics, the Warsaw University (psychology) and is an alumnus of Serial Eyes (organized by the Deutsche Film- and Fernsehakademie Berlin and the London Film School), European TV Drama Series Lab, Racconti 5 and Berlinale Talents 2016. He participated in many screenwriting courses, led by, among others: Syd Field, John Truby, Robert McKee, Linda Seger, Dov Simens, Glen Benest and Sammy Montana. The list of his mentors includes: James V. Hart (Dracula, Hook, Contact), Frank Spotnitz (The X Files, The Man in the High Castle), Graham Yost (Speed, Justified) and Jonathan Shapiro (The Blacklist, Goliath).
Wiktor Piątkowski is also a member of the Dirty Dozen Collective, the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) and the Polish Screenwriters’ Association. He is represented in Germany by Page Magnet; has a PhD in television marketing, runs screenwriting workshops in Poland and abroad; and manages Bahama Films, an independent production company based in Warsaw.
Wiktor Piątkowski lives in Warsaw but works all over Europe. His three favorite films/series are: Casablanca | Little Miss Sunshine | The Sopranos