Writer-producer Nikki Toscano has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Under the two-year pact, she is joining the studio’s 24 reboot, 24: Legacy, which picked up to series by Fox last week. Toscano will serve as a co-executive producer on the series, joining executive producers/showrunners Evan Katz and Manny Coto, as well as executive producer Howard Gordon. Additionally, Toscano will develop projects of her own.
“Nikki is a spectacular writer with a distinct, powerful voice, and her characters literally leap off the page,” said 20th TV president of creative affairs Jonnie Davis. “She is the perfect addition to the writing team of 24: Legacy, and exactly the right person to support Evan, Manny and Howard’s vision as we reinvent this franchise. We also look forward to working on series of her own creation down the line.”
Toscano is coming off a two-year overall deal at Universal TV where she did stints as a consulting producer on NBC’s Shades of Blue and State of Affairs. She previously worked on A&E’s Bates Motel and ABC’s Revenge and created and executive produced drama Red Zone, which went to pilot at CBS that was toplined by Anthony Lapaglia.
Toscano is repped by UTA, Laurelmont Management Group and Felker Toczek.