John Tyler McClain is an LGBTQ+ playwright and screenwriter who is currently adapting the hit podcast Swindled into a television series for MRC with Liz Hannah and Hilary Leavitt producing. Originally from the panhandle of Texas by way of Las Vegas, Tyler’s work is heavily influenced by a youth misspent loitering on the Strip. Since earning his MFA in playwriting from UCLA, his pilot MARFA was selected for the Sundance Episodic Lab, his feature HUMMINGBIRD landed on the Black List, and he’s been featured on the Young and Hungry List. Tyler has also served as writers’ assistant or script coordinator on several shows, including LEGION for FX, SEXY BEAST for Paramount Network, and UTOPIA for Amazon.