Genre: Talk Show / Discussion Series
Production Company: Topic
Format: 8×50′
Territory Rights: World Excl. USA and Canada


Writer, Producer, and unflinching provocateur Reza Aslan has never been afraid to dig deep into the topics that matter. Rough Draft with Reza Aslan allows him to do just that – facilitate conversation with some of today’s most celebrated contemporary writers.

From novelists to screenwriters to musicians, Reza is peeking beneath the veil for an in-depth look at their creative processes. As a best-selling author himself, Reza believes a writer’s work is never really finished, and wants to further explore the writer’s journey from a variety of perspectives. The 8-part series adheres to a simple setup: two chairs, cocktails, an engaged live audience, and a no-holds-barred discussion about the art of storytelling.

Guests include: Ramy Youssef, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Gloria Calderon Kellet & Tanya Daracho, Vic Mensa, Steven Canels, Melissa Rosenberg, Robin Coste Lewis.