Research Paper

The showrunner’s creative imprint on fiction television series: The Jenji Kohan’s case

The main purpose of this article is taking a look into the personal producer´s style of Jenji Kohan as showrunner of the North American television industry. To support this aim, the paper examines the Jenji Kohan´s career, and her last audiovisual works –Weeds (2005-2012) and Orange Is The New Black (2013- )– thanks to the analysis of context production, and narrative, aesthetic and thematic aspects. Finally, we discuss the findings obtained in order to elucidate the common labels which constitute the showrunner´s creative hallmark and reveal her creative responsibilities.

Magazine or publication ZER - Revista de Estudios de Comunicación