Writer for TV, Theatre and Film

Victoria Asare-Archer is a Black-British TV writer passionate about bringing series with scientific or political themes to diverse audiences. She wrote the Emmy-nominated virtual reality game DOCTOR WHO: THE RUNAWAY, and has written episodes for primetime BBC One and numerous Netflix series.

Most recently, Victoria wrote two episodes of the Harlan Coben / Danny Brocklehurst series STAY CLOSE for Red Production Company and Netflix. The Cush Jumbo-starring series reached number 1 on Netflix when it was released on New Year's Eve 2021. 

Victoria has a number of other series in development with the BBC, South of the River, and Nicola Shindler's Quay Street Productions. She was also included on the Radio Times list of 100 most important voices in 2020.




Stay Close
2 x 60'
Creator Harlan Coben
Producer Danny Brocklehurst, Nicola Shindler (Exec Producers)
  • Cush Jumbo
  • James Nesbitt
  • Richard Armitage
  • Eddie Izzard
  • A mum-of-three's life is thrown into chaos when her dark past returns to haunt her.

    Red Production Company for Netflix
    Creator William Bridges & Brett Goldstein
    Creator Paul Neafcy
    Wildseed Studios for Netflix
    Creator Robert Thorogood
    Red Planet for BBC One
    Director Mathias Chelebourg
  • Jodie Whittaker
  • Virtual reality special.

    Creator Idris Elba
    Director Tristram Shapeero
  • Idris Elba
  • Brown Eyed Boy & Green Door for Netflix
    The Athena
    2 x 30'
    Producer Foz Allan
    Director Isabelle Sieb / Paul Walker
  • Ella Balinska
  • Bryn Coed Productions for Sky 1
    Director Reza Moradi
  • Polly Allen
  • Victoria returned to write on series 4 of the hit CBBC series.

    CBBC for BBC
    Creator Debbie Moon
    Producer Johnathan Wolfman
  • Aimee Kelly
  • Bobby Lockwood
  • Louisa Connolly-Burnham
  • Series 5 of CBBC werewolf drama.

    CBBC for BBC
    Director Delyth Thomas
  • Isabel Clifton
  • Polly Allen
  • David Knight
  • Victorian-set series based on Jacqueline Wilson's book.

    CBBC for BBC
    Creator Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel

    Part of UK writers’ room for spy drama series, working with Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.

    Starz for Virgin

    Writer & Creator 

    Treatment commissioned for a political drama series.

    Quay Street Productions
    In development

    Treatment commissioned for original series.

    Quay Street Productions

    Treatment commissioned.

    South of the River
    In development

    Modern retelling of the Count of Monte Cristo.

    In development

    Treatment commissioned for legal and medical thriller.

    Big Light
    In development

    Treatment commissioned for political drama.

    Fearless Minds
    In development

    Pilot script commissioned for bestselling YA novel adaptation.

    Lime Pictures
    In development

    Treatment commissioned for adult drama. Part
    of C4’s Diverse Rocket Writers initiative.

    Acme Films for Channel 4
    In development

    Treatment commissioned for teen period drama.

    Eleven Films
    In development