Writer-producer Heather Zuhlke (Power, Tell Me A Story) has signed a two-year overall deal with Starz. Under the pact, Zuhlke will develop new projects exclusively for the network and join the writing staff of drama The Continental, from Starz and Lionsgate, as co-executive producer. The Continental is the TV series adaptation of the highly successful Lionsgate film franchise John Wick, which is currently in development.
“Heather is a wonderful addition to The Continental creative team,” said Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik. “Her writing background along with her unique and personal perspective on law enforcement will enhance the thrilling underground world in the series. We look forward to developing new and exhilarating projects with Heather under her new overall deal.”
Zuhlke most recently served as co-executive producer on Kevin Williamson’s CBS All Access series Tell Me a Story and previously worked for three seasons as a co-executive producer on the hit Starz crime drama Power, contributing to the show’s 2018 NAACP Image Award win for outstanding drama series. Before that, Zuhlke wrote on all five seasons of TNT’s critically acclaimed Southland, sharing in the cop drama’s 2012 Peabody Award. Zuhlke started her career in 2000 as the executive assistant to Emmy-winning showrunner John Wells. Zuhlke graduated with a BA in Communications from California State University, Fullerton and is married to a Police Sergeant and SWAT Officer.
Zuhlke is repped by ICM Partners and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.