×

Paramount TV and Anonymous Content Sign Dana Fox to Overall Deal

Writer and showrunner Dana Fox has signed a multi-year overall development deal with Paramount Television and Anonymous ContentVariety has learned. 

Fox currently serves as co-creator, showrunner and executive producer on the Paramount Television and Anonymous Content co-production “Home Before Dark,” which is slated to launch on Apple’s recently announced streaming service Apple TV+.

Inspired by the reporting of a nine-year-old investigative journalist who uncovers a mystery from her father’s past, the series was co-created by Fox and Dara Resnik, with Jon Chu in the director’s chair.

“Dana is not just a standout talent, but an absolute powerhouse, and exactly the kind of person you want to be in the trenches with,” said Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount Television, in a statement. “She’s savvy, brilliant and has a distinctly compelling voice and we are so excited to continue our collaboration.”

Fox is best known for writing and producing rom-com features, including the 2008 Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher movie “What Happens in Vegas,” and 2019’s “Isn’t It Romantic,” which stars Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth.

“Dana has been our close friend and collaborator for many years and Steve (Golin) and I are thrilled to make this partnership official. Developing and making ‘Home Before Dark’ together has been a total dream,” added Joy Gorman Wettels of Anonymous Content.

Fox also served as the creator and showrunner of the Fox comedy series “Ben and Kate,” and recently penned the “Cruella De Vil” feature which is in the works at Disney with Emma Stone set to play the titular villainess. She is represented by UTA and Kim Stenton at Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light.

“Home Before Dark” is the latest project to come out of Paramount Television and Anonymous Content’s ongoing first-look production deal. Their previous work together includes two Netflix shows in “Maniac“ and 13 Reasons Why,” TNT’s “The Alienist,” and the much-anticipated Hulu limited series adaptation of “Catch-22″ with George Clooney.

More TV

  • David Harbour Comedy Special 2019

    TV Review: 'Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein'

    One thing the new mockumentary “Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein” does quite well is prove that there are perks to appearing on a streaming service’s signature hit. David Harbour, the stolid and familiar presence from Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” is given the opportunity to cut loose here with a broad, loopy half-hour that feels a bit like [...]

  • BAFTA headquarters at 195 Piccadilly, London

    BAFTA Undertakes Major Renovation of Its London Headquarters

    BAFTA has undertaken a major renovation of its London headquarters that will double the building’s capacity and increase space devoted to the British academy’s programs to promote skills training and new talent. Work has already begun on the $31 million overhaul, which is expected to take two years. In the interim, BAFTA will relocate its [...]

  • Picture shows: MAKING OF - Underwater

    Netflix Orders 'Oceans' Natural History Series From 'Blue Planet II' Creator

    Netflix has ordered a multi-part natural history series on the world’s oceans from Freeborne Media, the production outfit of acclaimed natural-history producer James Honeyborne, who created “Blue Planet II.” Each of the series’ episodes will focus on a different ocean, “combining the disciplines of oceanography, geography and earth sciences to experience these characteristics in new [...]

  • 13 REASONS WHY

    Netflix Revises Controversial '13 Reasons Why' Suicide Scene

    Netflix has edited the controversial suicide scene from “Thirteen Reasons Why” two years after the show originally premiered. “We’ve heard from many young people that ’13 Reasons Why’ encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help—often for the first time,” Netflix said in a statement Monday. “As we [...]

  • Russell Tovey on His 'Arrogant and

    Russell Tovey on His 'Arrogant and Heroic' 'Years and Years' Character

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the fourth episode of “Years and Years.” Russell T. Davies’ limited series “Years and Years” began with a birth, but it did not wait until the finale to book-end the story with a death. In the fourth episode of the multi-year spanning family drama, [...]

  • Hugh GRant photographed by Shayan Asgharnia

    Listen: Hugh Grant on Why He Would Kill Social Media if He Could

    Hugh Grant has been very active in U.K. press reform initiatives, but he knows the problem is even bigger than the media moguls who control the world’s major news outlets. That’s why Hacked Off, the campaign he’s involved with, is also expanding its scope to include the impact of online propaganda. “It’s particularly terrifying, the [...]

  • Veronica Mars -- "Heads You Lose"

    TV Review: 'Veronica Mars' Season 4

    “Veronica Mars” was a slap to the face of high school dramas when it premiered on UPN in 2004. Creator Rob Thomas took the well-worn “who killed the pretty teenager?” whodunnit and hard-boiled it, following a traumatized girl desperately trying to harden herself to the world’s harsh realities as she tried to solve the case. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content