Chris Gill
Writer

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Chris is a Manchester-based writer for British television drama. He is currently part of the writing team for prime-time Liverpool-set drama series The Window (created by James Payne) for ZDF and Fuji TV, having been commissioned to write 2 x 60 minute episodes for the first season. Chris’s original drama series The Hive has also been commissioned to script and series bible for ITV2, in development with Lime Pictures.

Chris also writes regular episodes for ITV’s Emmerdale as part of the core-writing team. Previously, Chris was the most commissioned writer of Channel 4’s Hollyoaks in its twenty year history and was one of five core members of the current main story conference group. Chris wrote over 125 episodes of Hollyoaks over an 8-year period as well as six episodes of the hour-long late night series Hollyoaks Later. Chris started his writing career on Channel 5’s Family Affairs and has also worked on the special Hollyoaks: Back from the Dead.

 

Original television series (in active development)
The Hive Lime Pictures / ITV
Ensemble drama series set in a Brighton hotel. Pilot script commissioned for ITV2 – co-developed with Executive Producer Bryan Kirkwood
Solomon’s Lot Relationship comedy-drama
(Spec script)
Television credits (broadcast)
The Window Boogie Entertainment / ZDF Germany / Fuji TV
Writer for the 10 x 60′ Liverpool-set prime-time drama series – created by James Payne
Story conferences and 2 x 60′ scripts commissioned from Chris for the first season
Emmerdale ITV Drama / ITV 1
Core writer for the prime-time soap (2016-present)
30 x 30-minute episodes commissioned
Hollyoaks 125+ episodes commissioned – core-writer for the award-winning Channel 4 soap (2007-2016); Regular double-episode commissions and member of the show’s core main five-writer story conference group. Chris was responsible for a majority of the show’s most-popular storylines
Hollyoaks Later – Series 4 Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Writer for the one-hour, late night soap spinoff
2 x 60 minute episodes
Hollyoaks Later – Series 3 Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Writer for the one-hour, late night soap spinoff
2 x 60 minute episodes
Hollyoaks Later – Series 2 Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Writer for the one-hour, late night soap spinoff
1 x 60 minute episodes
Hollyoaks Later – Series 1 Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Writer for the one-hour, late night soap spinoff
1 x 60 minute episodes
Hollyoaks: Back from the Dead Writer on the one-off TV special
Family Affairs Writer