Brian Wayne Peterson is a producer, a director (for one episode) and writer for Smallville.
After Al Gough and Miles Millar left the show after Season Seven, Brian took over as head of the show, along with Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, and Kelly Souders. Then after Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer left after season 8, Brian and Kelly took over as showrunners completely for the final 2 seasons of the show.
Some episodes he has written (usually with Kelly Souders) are:
- Odyssey (teleplay by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, co-written by Kelly Souders, directed by Kevin Fair) - The Justice League, led by the Green Arrow, hits the Arctic in search of Clark, who disappeared after the Fortress collapsed. The team immediately has a confrontation with the new CEO of LuthorCorp, Tess Mercer. Meanwhile, Chloe is being held prisoner by a suspicious group who has discovered she has a new power, and Clark has been stripped of his powers by Jor-El.
- Prey (co-written with Kelly Souders, directed by Michael Rohl) - Clark looks into a recent attack in a theater that may be the work of a serial killer. Suspecting it could be someone who is meteor-infected, he demands that Chloe release the names of the people she is counseling at the Isis Foundation, which causes a rift between the friends. Davis fears that his blackouts could mean that he is the serial killer and collects evidence that may implicate him. Fearing the worst, he confesses his suspicions to Chloe.
- Eternal (co-written with Kelly Souders, directed by James Marshall) - Tess tries to kill Davis by blowing up his truck. However, after he escapes, she realizes she needs help to destroy him and turns to Clark. Tess reveals Davis' secret childhood with the Luthors and hints that she knows Clark's true identity. Meanwhile, Davis runs to Chloe for help.
- Doomsday (co-written with Kelly Souders, directed by James Marshall) - Oliver tells Clark he must kill Davis, as Doomsday is a serious threat and must be stopped at all costs. However, Clark struggles with taking a human life, so the Green Arrow and his team decide to take matters into their own hands. Lois takes on Tess, but the fight takes a shocking turn. Meanwhile, Chloe gets caught in the middle of Oliver and Clark's battle over killing Davis.
- Savior (co-written with Kelly Souders, directed by Kevin Fair) - Clark tells Jor-El he's ready to start his training, but Jor-El sends him back to Metropolis to cut ties with Lois before he can begin. Chloe is shocked when Lois suddenly reappears after having been missing for weeks, but Lois has no recollection of vanishing into thin air with the Legion ring. While investigating a monorail crash, Lois meets John Corben, a new reporter at the Daily Planet with a negative attitude toward the Red-Blue Blur. Chloe begs Clark to use the Legion ring to go back in time to save Jimmy, but he refuses, driving a wedge into their friendship. Meanwhile, Oliver continues down a dark road, and Zod arrives at the Luthor Mansion
- He also directed Charade (written by Don Whitehead and Holly Henderson).
- Homecoming (co-written with Kelly Souders, directed by Jeannot Szwarc) - In an attempt to cheer up Clark, Lois convinces him to attend their five-year high school reunion. A visit back to the home of the Crows has Clark remembering old times with Lana and Chloe while Lois is furious that no one remembers her five days as a student. Brainiac 5 uses his Legion ring to visit from the future and takes Clark through his past, present, and future. Brainiac 5 shows Clark what really happened the night Jonathan died, Oliver's current pain and Clark's future at the Daily Planet with Lois and his role as Earth's favorite red and blue superhero.
- Kent (story by Genevieve Sparling, teleplay co-written with Kelly Souders and directed by Jeannot Szwarc)
- Finale, Part 2 (co-written with Kelly Souders, directed by Greg Beeman)
- Brian is openly gay.
- Brian has written four episodes in each of the first eight seasons, except for Season One.
- Brian has written 33 episodes of Smallville, more than any other writer on the show.
- He directed an episode of Smallville for the first time for Charade.
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