Coming off a six-season stint on the CW’s Arrow, the last three as executive producer/co-showrunner, Wendy Mericle has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios.

Under the multi-year pact, Mericle, a sought-after drama writer, will develop new projects for broadcast, cable, and streaming services.

“Wendy is one of the most talented storytellers working in television and we’re thrilled to have her on the ABC Studios team,” said ABC Studios president Patrick Moran.

This marks Mericle’s return to ABC Studios where she earned her first producing stripes on the studio’s ABC dramedy Desperate Housewives. Mericle worked on the series for the 2011-12 season, rising from executive story editor to co-producer. Mericle went on to join the CW DC drama series Arrow, from Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV, right after the pilot in 2012. She quickly advanced through the ranks, starting as co-producer and becoming executive producer/co-showrunner at the beginning of Season 4.

In addition to Moran, at ABC Studios Mericle also will work closely with the studio’s head of drama development Nne Ebong.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to develop new projects, while working in collaboration with Patrick, Nne, and the fantastic creative team at ABC Studios, as I begin this next chapter in my career,” said Mericle.

Mericle is repped by CAA, Literate and attorney Nina Shaw.