#BlackStarDelight: Monica Owusu-Breen named Show runner for American TV series

Owusu-Breen was born in London to parents from Ghana and Spain....

Monica Owusu-Breen, a television producer and screenwriter has joined ‘Stumptown,’ as a show runner alongside the show’s creator, Jason Richman on the upcoming season two of the American Broadcasting Company series.

The series is based on Greg Rucka’s Stumptown graphic novel series, and stars Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios, an assertive and sharp-witted veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

Jake Johnson, Michael Ealy, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez and Camryn Manheim are other members of the cast of the show.

Owusu-Breen was born in London to parents from Ghana and Spain. She lived in Spain, and later moved to New York, United States of America.

She got her start in the television industry when she was asked to write some scripts because she was procrastinating whilst writing her PhD dissertation for the graduate program in television and media studies at University of California San Diego. It led to a writer’s position on television show ‘Charmed’ within two years.

Owusu-Breen has worked as an executive producer, co-executive producer, supervising producer, producer, co-producer, executive story editor, and writer on shows including ‘Midnight, Texas,’ ‘Lost,’ ‘Fringe,’ ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,’ ‘Revolution and ‘Alias.’

A writer with over seven years experience covering entertainment and media in Ghana, and accomplishments of Ghanaians in the Diaspora for a variety of print and digital publications.