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Brett Matthews is an American screenwriter and producer, known for his works in Legacies (2018), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Supernatural (2005) and Buffy, The Vampire Slayer (1997).
Brett Matthews is an American writer of comics and TV shows. Matthews graduated from Wesleyan University in 1999. He was an assistant to Joss Whedon on television shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly. In addition, he scripted the Firefly episode Heart of Gold. In 2004, he wrote the screenplay for the Direct to DVD animated movie The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.
In comics, Matthews has co-written the Serenity comic book prequel mini-series Those Left Behind and Better Days with Joss Whedon. He is currently writing The Lone Ranger for Dynamite Entertainment. He has also written Daredevil, Spider-Man and Wolverine comic book specials for Marvel Comics.
Matthews received Hugo Award nominations for his script for "Heart of Gold" and in the Graphic Story category for Serenity: Better Days.
He served as an executive story editor for Supernatural. In addition, he was credited as a supervising producer and co-executive producer for The Vampire Diaries.
On April 26, 2017, MTV announced that Matthews will be the main show runner for the third season of the television slasher series Scream. The show will undergo a reboot with a new cast and setting. Matthews, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty will be credited as executive producers for the series under Flavor Unit Entertainment. On June 24, 2019, it was confirmed that the third season is scheduled to premiere over three nights on VH1, starting from July 8, 2019.