Stiehm, who was one of the original writers on the Showtime drama, left after Season 2 to run The Bridge with Elwood Reid. But she will now depart the FX drama after striking a deal with Homeland producer Fox 21 to return for Homeland's fourth season and its fifth, pending an order from Showtime. Stiehm's deal also includes a development component.
"We're thrilled to welcome Meredith back, as she's been an integral part of Homeland from the beginning," Fox 21 President Bert Salke said. "She's a fantastic writer and this deal returns her to this hugely valuable asset as well as allows us to develop with her down the road."
Stiehm, who also created the CBS series Cold Case, will continue to stay involved with The Bridge as executive producer and writer. Reid will handle showrunner duties on The Bridge solo.