20th Television has extended its overall deal with Liz Heldens, co-developer and executive producer of the new crime drama “Will Trent,” which premiered last night on ABC and streams on Hulu. Under the new deal, Heldens will create, develop, write and produce new series for all platforms.
Liz Heldens started her career at 20th Television and has worked on numerous projects including Fox’s Damaged Goods, Boston Public, North Shore and Pepper Dennis. Heldens returned to the studio in 2016 and has been under an overall deal there ever since and executive produced on The Dropout and The Orville.
Quinn Haberman will serve as Heldens’ development executive at 20th Television.
Liz Heldens said in a statement:
“I’m really excited to continue at my home studio with Karey Burke, Carolyn Cassidy, Jenna Riley, and the whole team at 20th Television, who are such supportive, collaborative creative partners. I will always be grateful to Dana Walden for giving me my first job in television and look forward to making more shows with the studio.”
Karey Burke, President of 20th Television said in a statement:
“Liz has brought truly inspired series and characters to life over the course of her two-decade journey with our studio. She’s the whole package — an incredible storyteller, has strong vision, and is just fantastic, funny and an amazing partner. We are so pleased that Liz will remain within our studio family, and we can’t wait to share her brilliant crime series, Will Trent with viewers, which launches on ABC this week.”