Homeland showrunner Alex Gansa has picked the woman (hopefully she won’t be the only woman) to replace Meredith Stiehm who last year was the lone woman writer on staff. Stiehm left to work on her new FX series, The Bridge.
Barbara Hall, who has worked on Judging Amy, Army Wives and was also the creator of Joan of Arcadia, will be joining the Homeland staff as a co-executive producer. She’s signed a two year contract.
Hall is also currently developing a script for CBS, and if that gets picked up for the 2014-15 season, Hall would leave Homeland to work as showrunner for the new project. So it would be smart for Homeland to hire more than one woman so they won’t be in a position of again having no women writers on a show that clearly needs a woman’s voice as part of the writing team.
‘Homeland’ Adds ‘Judging Amy’s’ Barbara Hall as Co-Executive Producer (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter)