Bio


Rodney Barnes is an award-winning writer, producer, and comic book creator whose vibrant and
emphatic creative voice has established him as a Hollywood mainstay.

Barnes is currently an executive producer and writer for HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers
Dynasty, which chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Showtime Lakers during the
team’s wild and fast-paced golden years.

Barnes has a number of projects in different stages of development including; writing an adaptation of
Chris Leslie-Hynan’s novel “Ride Around Shining,” in development with Jonah Hill’s Strong Baby with
LaKeith Stanfield attached to star; writing a miniseries based on the life of golf great Tiger Woods; and
writing & executive producing HBO’s Jack Johnson limited series, starring Mahershala Ali.
In addition to TV, Barnes is a veteran comic book creator who earned an Eisner Award nomination for
his critically acclaimed graphic novel Killadelphia, which now has a television show in development at
Levantine TV.