Zachary Adam Whedon was born on August 14, 1979. He is a screenwriter and comic book writer. Screnwriting runs in Zachary Whedon's family. Both his grandfather John Whedon and father Tom Whedon were screen writers. Even his brother Jed was in the same business. Zachary graduated in 2002 with a film degree from Wesleyan University. Zachary Whedon's first professional work in television was as a production assistant on his brother Joss' series Angel. He joined the crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as an assistant to executive producer David Milch for the first two seasons. He also became a writer for the third and final season in 2006 when he co-wrote the episode "Amateur Night" with writer's assistant Nick Towne. Whedon and the writing staff were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Drama Series at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the third season. In Jan 2014, Dark Horse Comics released Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, a six-issue comic book series written by Whedon with art by Georges Jeanty that continues the story of brother Joss's cult television show Firefly, and its subsequent film adaptation Serenity.