Nellie Andreeva

Meredith Stiehm, one of the key original members of Homeland‘s A-list writing team, is returning to the Emmy-winning terrorism drama full-time, resuming her previous duties as executive producer. A deal with Homeland producer Fox 21, which also includes a development component, covers Stiehm’s services as executive producer on Homeland for Season 4, which was recently ordered by Showtime, and Season 5. Stiehm left Homeland after the second season to focus on the FX drama series The Bridge, which she developed with Elwood Reid, with the two executive producing and running the first season. Stiehm will continue to be involved with The Bridge as an executive producer and is co-writing the Season 2 premiere with Reid, who is expected to take over day-to-day-responsibilities. Stiehm quietly returned to Homeland earlier this year to co-write the upcoming Season 3 finale with series co-creator Alex Gansa. (The two also co-penned the Season 2 closer.) “We’re thrilled to welcome Meredith back, as she’s been an integral part of Homeland from the beginning,” said Fox 21 president Bert Salke. “She’s a fantastic writer and this deal returns her to this hugely valuable asset as well as allows us to develop with her down the road.” WME-repped Stiehm, who also created CBS drama Cold Case, shared in Homeland‘s best drama series Emmy Award in 2012 and received a WGA nomination for writing the “New Car Smell” episode from Season 1.

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