‘Masters of Sex’ Creator Michelle Ashford Inks Overall Deal With FX

Michelle Ashford has signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the company announced Thursday.

“We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “Her storytelling skills have made her one of the most in-demand writers and producers in the business and we look forward to working together on new projects.”

Ashford created, executive produced and wrote for the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” which ended last year after four seasons. She also wrote for the HBO mini-series “The Pacific” and “John Adams.” She was nominated for an Emmy for her work on “The Pacific.” She currently serves as co-executive producer and writer on the TV mini-series “Lewis and Clark.” Ashford is also adapting Ben Macintyre’s “Operation Mincemeat” as a feature film with John Madden attached to direct, and Brendan Koerner’s “The Skies Belong To Us” for New Regency.

She is repped by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler.

The news of Ashford’s overall deal comes on the heels of FX also signing Stephen Glover, writer-producer on “Atlanta” and brother of Donald Glover, to a similar deal.

More TV

  • Cheyenne Jackson, a cast member in

    TV News Roundup: 'Descendants 3' Casts Cheyenne Jackson as Hades

    Michelle Ashford has signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the company announced Thursday. “We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. […]

  • Amazon in Talks to Revive 'The

    Amazon in Talks to Revive 'The Expanse' for Season 4

    Michelle Ashford has signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the company announced Thursday. “We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. […]

  • Annie LeBlanc arrives at the Kids'

    Brat Announces New Mystery Series 'A Girl Named Jo' Starring Annie LeBlanc

    Michelle Ashford has signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the company announced Thursday. “We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. […]

  • Lena Waithe

    Lena Waithe Joins GLAAD, WME Panel on LGBTQ Inclusion in Hollywood

    Michelle Ashford has signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the company announced Thursday. “We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. […]

  • Jeffrey Tambor

    Jeffrey Tambor Talks Leaving 'Transparent,' Starting 'Arrested Development' Season 5 (Watch)

    Michelle Ashford has signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the company announced Thursday. “We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. […]

  • ROSEANNE - "Eggs Over, Not Easy"

    Delayed Viewing Ratings: 'Roseanne' Returns on Top

    Michelle Ashford has signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the company announced Thursday. “We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. […]

  • Daniel Bryan

    WWE Stock Climbs as Fox Nears Deal for 'SmackDown'

    Michelle Ashford has signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the company announced Thursday. “We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content