Writer for Film and Television

George Kay is currently working on new series Arsène Lupin that he's created for Gaumont in France and Netflix, starring Omar Sy. He recently wrote and executive produced Criminal, his series that he co-created for Netflix.

George wrote two episodes of Killing Eve for Sid Gentle and BBC America. He co-created, wrote and executive produced Stag for BBC 2 and was also writer and assistant producer on the final series of My Mad Fat Diary for Channel 4.

Formerly Head of Development at Twenty Twenty Television and Head of Factual at Blast! Films, George became a full-time writer in 2009 to concentrate on his first paid script commission, the feature Good Luck Anthony Belcher which went on to win the Brit List.

Since then, George has written episodes of some of the UK biggest TV dramas, including The Tunnel for Sky, and The Hour and Our Zoo for BBC. He also wrote and directed Double Lesson for Channel 4, a monologue performed by Phil Davis.



Writer & Creator & Executive Producer 

Creator George Kay & Jim Field Smith
Director Jim Field Smith
  • David Tennant
  • Original police thriller 

    Idiotlamp Productions for Netflix
    3 x 60'
    Creator George Kay & Jim Field Smith
    Director Jim Field Smith
    Writer George Kay & Jim Field Smith
  • Stephen Campbell Moore
  • JJ Feild
  • Jim Howick
  • Comedy thriller set in the Scottish Highlands co-written and created by Jim Field Smith.
    BBC Comedy for BBC2

    Writer & Executive Producer 

    Creator Rae Earl
    Director Alex Winckler
  • Sharon Rooney
  • Ciara Baxendale
  • Jodie Comer
  • Set in Stamford, Lincolnshire in 1996, My Mad Fat Diary follows the story of 16-year-old, 16 stone girl, Rae Earl, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months.

    Tiger Aspect Productions for Channel 4


    Producer Isabelle Degeorges
    Director Louis Leterrier
  • Omar Sy
  • TV series based on the early 20th century French detective novels by Maurice Leblanc about a gentleman thief named Arsene Lupin.

    Gaumont for Netflix
    Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge
    Director Damon Thomas
  • Sandra Oh
  • Jodie Comer
  • Fiona Shaw
  • A security operative hunts for an assassin. Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.

    Sid Gentle Films for BBC America
    Creator Abi Morgan
    Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
    Director Catherine Morshead
  • Romola Garai
  • Dominic West
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Anna Chancellor
  • Second series of popular series following a television news room in Fifties Britain.

    Kudos for BBC1
    In development
    Our Zoo
    1 x 60'
    Producer Marcus Wilson & Luke Alkin (Exec. Producer)
    Director Andy De Emmony

    Our Zoo is based on the extraordinary story of the eccentric Mottershead family who, despite staunch opposition and personal sacrifice, established Chester Zoo in the 1930s.

    Big Talk Productions for BBC
    The Tunnel
    1 x 60'
    Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
    Director Hettie Macdonald
  • Stephen Dillane
  • Clemence Poésy
  • Angel Coulby
  • 10 part Anglo-French co-production, based on Scandinavian format, The Bridge. The discovery of a body on a channel tunnel train launches a joint police investigation between the two jurisdictions.

    Kudos Film and Televison for SKY Atlantic

    Writer & Director 

    Producer Faye Ward
  • Phil Davies
  • Dramatic monologue about an embattled teacher.

    Ruby Films for Channel 4


    Writer & Director & Producer 

    Director George Kay and Jim Field Smith
    Writer George Kay and Jim Field Smith
  • Yeva Paley
  • Hadley Fraser
  • Comedy film, which plays with the viewer's perception of immigrants
    Channel 4
    Addiction TV


    Producer Alison Owen
    Director Jim Field Smith
  • James Corden
  • Anthony Belcher lives in a world where fate conspires against him but when two strange men offer his a chance to reverse his fortunes he ends up in mroe trouble than ever
    Ruby Films
    Idiotlamp Productions
    In development
    Producer Fred Berger & Jason Carden
    Director Misha Manson-Smith
  • Michael Sheen
  • Radha Mitchell
  • Ty Simpkins
  • In this comedy of errors, a father confesses a crime to his young son when he thinks he's been busted by the police.

    Imposter Pictures and Funny or Die
    Director Jim Field Smith
  • Alfie Field
  • Juliet Cowan
  • Steve Furst
  • Film about a precocious little boy informing his father about his immediate intentions for travelling
    Idiotlamp Productions
    Producer Alan Traquair
    Director Jim Field Smith
  • Perry Benson
  • James Corden
  • James Cosmo
  • Imelda Staunton
  • Film about a young man's personal search, which uncovers a lot of dark secrets in a seemingly normal suburban household
    BBC Films
    Idiotlamp Productions