Jason Jacobs is Associate Professor of Film and Television and Reader in Cultural History in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has written extensively on television history and aesthetics and is the author of The Intimate Screen (2000), Body Trauma TV (2003), Deadwood (2012), and David Milch (forthcoming in 2014). He is currently researching the history of the BBC's commercial arm.
Steven Peacock is Reader in Film and Television Aesthetics at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is the author of Swedish Crime Fiction: Novel, Film, Television (2013), Hollywood and Intimacy (2011), Colour (2010) and editor/author of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy (2012) and Reading 24: TV against the Clock (2007). He is also co-editor of The Television Series for Manchester University Press. He has written extensively on the subject of television aesthetics, with a particular interest in the US serial drama.