'Being Human's' Anna Fricke Inks Overall Deal at 20th TV

12:00 PM PST 03/19/2014 by Lacey Rose
Courtesy of UTA
Anna Fricke

As part of her two-year pact, Fricke will become the showrunner of Fox's ancient Egypt drama "Hieroglyph" as well as create, develop and produce new programming for the studio.

Anna Fricke is laying down roots at 20th Century Fox Television. 

The Being Human showrunner has inked a new overall deal at the studio responsible for such shows as Modern Family, Bones and Family Guy. As part of her two-year pact, Fricke will become the showrunner of Fox's ambitious straight-to-series ancient Egypt drama Hieroglyph as well as create, develop and produce new programming for 20th TV.

“Anna’s a spectacular writer and showrunner who can literally do it all -- from big genre shows like Being Human to more intimate character pieces like Men in Trees -- and we are thrilled to be in business with her exclusively," said 20th TV chairman and CEO Gary Newman.

He added: "We’re enormous fans of her work and she’s the perfect person to run the ambitious Hieroglyph, which is a major priority for both our studio and [Fox Broadcasting Company]. The combination of Travis Beacham’s very unique vision for this show with Anna’s wealth of experience makes for about as great a creative pairing as you could imagine.”

Fricke previously served as an executive producer on Syfy's Being Human, which she developed with her husband, Jeremy Carver, for American TV and ran for the past five years. (The NBCU-owned cable network announced in late February that it would not be moving forward with the supernatural drama after the series concludes its fourth season.)

The writer-producer, whose small-screen credits also include the WB's Everwood, is repped by UTA and attorney Patti Felker of Felker Toczek.

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