You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘The Affair’ Co-Creator Sarah Treem Inks Overall Deal With Fox 21

Now that Showtime’s “The Affair” has come to a close after five seasons, co-creator and showrunner Sarah Treem has signed a multi-year overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios to create, develop, producer and oversee series for network, cable and streaming platforms.

“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,” said Fox 21 president Bert Salke. “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.”

Treem, who came up in theater, previously wrote for and co-executive produced David Fincher’s “House of Cards” for Netflix, in addition writing all three seasons of HBO’s “In Treatment.” She currently has an untitled Hedy Lamarr limited series set at Showtime, starring Gal Gadot, which Treem will write, showrun and produce alongside Warren Littlefield, Katie Robbins, Gadot and Jaron Varsano. Littlefield signed a pod deal at Fox 21 a year ago.

“I’m really honored and excited to be joining Bert, Dana and Craig at Fox 21,” said Treem. “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.”

More TV

  • Caroll Spinney, with "Oscar the Grouch,"

    Caroll Spinney, Puppeteer Behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Dies at 85

    Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for 49 years at “Sesame Street,” died in Connecticut after living with dystonia. He was 85. Sesame Workshop announced his death, calling him an “artistic genius” whose “legacy here at Sesame Workshop and in the cultural firmament will be unending.” “His enormous talent [...]

  • Stephen Colbert Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talks 'Seinfeld,' 'Sexist' Environment at 'SNL' in Q&A With Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus swapped stories about “Saturday Night Live,” Northwestern University, “Seinfeld” and the possibility of running for office during a Q&A held Saturday as part of Montclair Film Festival’s annual “Evening with Stephen Colbert” fundraiser. Colbert, a Montclair resident, has long been a booster of the festival, which is going into its [...]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Jennifer Lopez"

    'Saturday Night Live' Offers Prayers for Trump (Watch)

    “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon resumed her role as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in the Dec. 7 episode to offer a few prayers for Donald Trump. During the “Weekend Update” segment, co-anchor and “SNL” co-head writer Colin Jost first commented on Pelosi being asked if she hated President Trump during her [...]

  • Spongebob Squarepants Mr Kiasu

    Singapore Comiccon: Spongebob Squarepants Collides With Local Character Mr Kiasu

    Enormously popular Nickelodeon character, SpongeBob SquarePants is 20 this year. To commemorate the anniversary Nickelodeon commissioned Singaporean artist Johnny Lau, creator of iconic local animated character Mr Kiasu, to draw a coffee table book converging the wildly diverse worlds of the two. Lau released the book “Mr Kiasu Meets SpongeBob SquarePants” at the Singapore ComicCon [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content