Susannah Grant, showrunner for Netflix’s Emmy-nominated limited series “Unbelievable” and Oscar-nominated “Erin Brockovich” screenwriter, has inked a first-look television deal with Lionsgate Television Group, chairman Kevin Beggs said today.
“Susannah has an incredible repertoire of award-winning content across television and film, which makes this partnership and its possibilities very exciting,” said Beggs in a statement. “She’s a talented creative voice and writer who can do it all, and we’re happy to welcome her to our Lionsgate family. We look forward to creating iconic, critically-acclaimed programming together for all of our platform partners.” Under the terms of the deal, Grant will create and produced scripted television content across streaming, cable and broadcast platforms exclusively for Lionsgate.
In addition to her Oscar and Emmy noms, Grant earned a BAFTA nomination and a WGA Nomination for her for “Erin Brockovich” screenplay; she received a 2020 Peabody Award, a Critic’s Choice Award and the PEN America Award for Television Excellence for “Unbreakable.” Grant served as a showrunner, writer and director on the Netflix show. Her TV credits also include writing and executive producing HBO’s “Confirmation,” which was Emmy-nominated and garnered a WGA Award and the WGA’s Paul Selvin Award. She also created and executive produced CBS’ “A Gifted Man” and produced the Golden Globe-winning Fox series “Party of Five.” Grant’s film portfolio includes screenplays for “The Soloist,” “28 Days,” “Ever After,” “Pocahontas” and “Charlotte’s Web,” among others.
Grant is executive producing the book-to-screen adaptation of Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s novel “Fleishman is in Trouble” for FX alongside Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly, who also has an overall TV deal with Lionsgate. In addition, she is executive producing “Lessons in Chemistry” for Apple TV Plus starring Brie Larson. She is repped by UTA, Adam Berkowitz of Lenore Entertainment Group and attorney Christine Cuddy.