(1942- ) US screenwriter, producer and director, most of whose work as been in Television, specifically as the creator of the sf and borderline-sf series The Incredible Hulk (1977-1982), The Secret Empire (1979), Stop Susan Williams (1979; vt Cliffhangers: Stop Susan Williams) and "V" (1983-1985), and producer of The Bionic Woman (1976-1978). For Cinema he produced Short Circuit 2 (1988), the sequel to Short Circuit (1986) (which see). Twenty years after the original "V", Johnson devised a projected sequel, «V: The Second Generation», set twenty years later; it has not yet been produced. His V: The Second Generation (2008) presents the tale in novel form.
Johnson is not to be confused with the US bibliographer Kenneth R Johnson or the UK horror writer Kenneth R Johnson. [JC/DRL]
born Pine Bluff, Arkansas: 26 October 1942
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