Aaron Rahsaan Thomas grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, developing a love for storytelling after completing a fifth-grade assignment to create his own original Greek myth from scratch. As time passed, Aaron developed his passion for storytelling visually and attended Morehouse College. Aaron would also matriculate through the University of Kansas, earning honors in English Literature, before moving to Los Angeles and attending the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts for graduate school. After graduating from USC, Aaron was selected for the prestigious CBS Writers Mentoring Program.
Aaron began his professional career as a writer's assistant on Soul Food: The Series and went on to work on the staff of such TV series as NBC's Friday Night Lights, for which he received a Peabody Award, as well as CBS procedurals, such as Numb3rs and CSI: NY. Aaron has also served as a Co-Executive Producer on TNT's SouthLAnd, Fox's Sleepy Hollow and Netflix's The Get Down.
Aaron has had two screenplays produced as feature films: Cover, directed by Bill Duke and Assassination Games, starring Jean Claude Van Damme. He has also directed an ESPN 30 for 30 film about the USC football team during the Pete Carroll era, entitled, Trojan War.
Aaron most recently has been the co-creator and executive producer of the procedural series reboot of S.W.A.T., which airs on Friday nights on CBS. Aaron is currently developing new projects.