Michelle Ashford is making it official with FX Productions. The “Masters of Sex” creator has inked an overall deal with the company, Variety confirms.
While Ashford earned an Emmy nod for co-writing HBO miniseries “The Pacific,” she’s best known for her work on “Masters of Sex.” Set in the 1950s and ‘60s, the award-winning Showtimes series followed pioneering sex researchers William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). The drama ran from 2013–16.
Ashford’s other writing credits include “Lewis and Clark,” “John Adams,” and the upcoming feature “Operation Mincemeat,” a spy story set in WWII.
“We admire Michelle’s ability to create great TV across so many different genres and know she will be a tremendous addition to the FX Networks creative team,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “Her storytelling skills have made her one