Henry Bromell (born 1947) is an American author, screenwriter, and director.
Bromell attended Eaglebrook School ('63) and the United World College of the Atlantic (64-66). He graduated from Amherst College in 1970. He won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Award for his first novel, The Slightest Distance. His collection of short stories, I Know Your Heart, Marco Polo, was published by Knopf. Bromell's work has appeared in two O. Henry Award collections.
Bromell joined the crew of NBC police drama Homicide: Life on the Street in 1994. He served as a writer and co-executive producer for the show's third season. He contributed to writing seven episodes for the season. He was promoted to executive producer for the fourth season and wrote a further 17 episodes. He scaled back his involvement with the fifth season and became a consulting producer. He wrote a further two episodes before leaving the crew at the end of the season in 1997. He contributed to a total of 26 episodes as a writer over three seasons with the series. He returned as a co-writer and co-executive producer for the feature-length follow-up Homicide: The Movie in 2000.
He has written and produced for many television series, including Chicago Hope, Northern Exposure, Homicide: Life on the Street, Brotherhood, Carnivàle, and Rubicon. He is currently a consulting producer on the Showtime series Homeland and wrote three episodes: "The Good Soldier", "Representative Brody" and "Q&A".
Bromell wrote and directed the feature film Panic and the F. Scott Fitzgerald biopic Last Call.
He married writer Trish Soodik, with whom he has a son. He was divorced from Trish Soodik at the time of her death from cancer in January, 2009.
Read more about Henry Bromell: Selected Bibliography