“The Affair” co-creator Sarah Treem has signed an overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios, the studio announced on Tuesday.
The deal comes after “The Affair” wrapped its five-season run on Showtime last week.
“I have wanted to work with Sarah for a long time, and leapt at the chance as soon as ‘The Affair,’ which I loved, ended,” Fox 21 president Bert Salke said in a statement. “There are very few creators who have her muscular sense of story and her gift for building unique and idiosyncratic characters. On top of all that she’s a great showrunner and has great taste. And she’s cool.”
“I’m really honored and excited to be joining Bert, Dana [Walden] and Craig [Hunegs] at Fox 21,” Treem said. “I’m so grateful they’re choosing to invest in the kinds of stories I want to tell and I can’t wait to get going.”
Under the multi-year, overall deal with Fox 21, Treem will create, develop, produce and oversee new projects for network, cable and streaming. She is next to serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer on Showtime’s untitled Hedy Lamarr limited series starring Gal Gadot.
Her previous credits include Netflix’s “House of Cards,” HBO’s “In Treatment,” as well as the plays “When We Were Young and Unafraid,” “A Feminine Ending,” “The How and the Why” and “Mirror Mirror.”